Coal- and Lignite-Fired Plants in Hungary
Location: Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen
Operator: AES Borsodi Energetikai Kft
Configuration: 4 X 30 MW, 1 X 4 MW, 1 X 12.5 MW, 1 X 21 MW, 1 X 5 MW, 1 X 10 MW
Fuel: brown coal, wood
Operation: 1955-1968
Boiler supplier: Borsig, Ganz
T/G supplier: Ganz, Lang
Quick facts: The first phase of this CHP plant was built from 1951-1957. Starting in 2002, one of the boilers was modified for firing wood and other biomass and eventually, two boilers were retrofit with CFB equipment for 100% biomass consumption. The remaining sets were taken out of service in 2003 with the expiration of power and heat supply contracts with Kazincbarcika city and nearby industrial concerns.

Photograph by Andrzej Grudzien and courtesy of
Posted 25 Oct 2006

Location: Heves
Operator: Matra Kraftwerk
Configuration: 2  X 100 MW, 3 X 212 MW
Fuel: lignite
Operation: 1978-1980
Boiler supplier: Danubius
T/G supplier: Lang, LMZ, Ganz
Quick facts: In 2002, the 212-MW units were retrofit with wet limestone FGD systems from Babcock Borsig. Units 1, 2 4 & 5 have Heller-type dry cooling systems while Unit-3 uses conventional natural draft towers.

Photograph courtesy of ostkohle
Posted 2 Sep 2005

Location: Komarom-Esztergom
Operator: Vertesi Eromu Rt
Configuration: 4 X 65 MW
Fuel: lignite
Operation: 1961-1963
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Skoda, Ganz
Quick facts: Vertesi Eromu was formed in Jan 1992 and is owned by state power company MVM. Fuel for Vertesi's two plants is from mines in the Oroszlany and Tatabanya regions including Markushegy, Hungary's largest and most modern underground mine.  The mines became part of Vertesi Eromu in 1994. In 2004, Oroszlany was retrofit with a Lurgi FGD scrubber.

Photograph courtesy of Vertesei Eromu Rt
Posted 27 May 2006

Location: Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen
Operator: AES Borsodi Energetikai Kft
Configuration: 3 X 55 MW, 1 X 15 MW, 1 X 13 MW, 1 X 7 MW
Fuel: lignite
Operation: 1954-1980
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Ganz, Lang, Skoda

Photograph courtesy of Tiszai Eromu Rt
Posted 19 Jan 2004


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 02-Jan-2016