Alstom wins contract to renew blocks of Matrai power plant

Green Energy

France-based Alstom, a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, has won a public procurement tender in Hungary worth of approximately HUF 3.7 bln to renovate two blocks of Mátrai Power Plant, Alstom Hungária and Mátrai Power Plant announced yesterday.

The companies said that the contract is for the full-scale renovation of the steam turbines at block IV and V of the plant.

Mátrai Erőmű is Hungary's largest lignite-based power plant with a built-in capacity of 950MW, and a capacity to produce 21% of the country’s energy output. The power plant is 50.9% owned by Germany's RWE, 21.7% by German peer ENBW, while state-owned energy group MVM holds 25.5% of the shares.

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