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€200 mln Dunamenti power plant block inaugurated

Vice chairman of France's GDF SUEZ Jean-Francois Cirelli and Hungarian state secretary for energy affairs János Bencsik on Tuesday inaugurated a €200 million combined cycle gas turbine block at the Dunamenti (Danube Riverside) power plant in the Hungarian city of Százhalombatta, near Budapest.

The repowered block, dubbed G3, is outfitted with a high-efficiency dual gas and fuel turbine and a new boiler which raises generation efficiency from 36% to more than 57%, making it the most cost-efficient block in Hungary.

The 407MW block raises installed capacity of the Dunamenti power plant to 1,900MW or almost 20% of the country's total installed capacity.

GDF SUEZ started the project in 2009.

The state-owned Hungarian Electricity Works (MVM) owns 25% of the Dunamenti plant.