Wärtsilä Powers Hungarian CHP plants
Wärtsilä Corporation has received contracts to supply gas-fuelled generating sets and associated equipment for two CHP plants in Hungary. One plant is to be located at Füredi út in Budapest. Wärtsilä is supplying three Wärtsilä 18V34SG generating sets to give a combined electrical output of 18 000 kW. The generating sets will be provided with heat recovery systems to gain 16 500 kW as hot water for district heating. The hot water will be distributed by Fötáv Rt., the main district heating utility in Budapest. The main contractor is Kraftszer Kft., and the plant will be owned by Zugló-Therm Energiaszolgáltató Kft.
The second plant is at Újpalota, also in Budapest. Wärtsilä is supplying three Wärtsilä 20V34SG generating sets with an initial, combined electrical output of 19 995 kW with the possibility of it being increased to 24 000 kW. Heat recovery will initially provide a further 18 960 kW as hot water for district heating, with a possible increase to 23 000 kW. The plant is being built by CHP-Invest Kft. and EGI Contracting and Engineering Co Ltd, and it will be owned by CHP Eromu Kft. Both plants are due to be fully operational by June 2005. The engines will run on natural gas to combine high efficiency with low exhaust emissions.