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BHG-ASZ helps Prettl develop home power plants

BHG-ASZ Alkatrészgyártó, a Hungarian automotive industry supplier partly owned by Germany's Prettl group, has a contract worth about HUF 100m to help Prettl develop gas-fueled "mini" power plants that can be used in homes, managing director Gábor Jobbágy told MTI.

The devices would generate electricity, heat and hot water for homes, operating with 80-85% efficiency.

BHG-ASZ is developing heat exchange and noise reduction parts for the device, building on research by the Miskolc Technical University, Jobbágy said. Test production will start in September, he added.

Prettl plans to make 5 million of the devices. Demand is seen for 25,000 already in 2011.

BHG-ASZ expects to close 2010 with revenue of almost HUF 4 billion, level with that in 2008. About 80% of its revenue comes from automotive industry orders. (MTI-ECONEWS)