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Csepel III

Csepel III

Preliminary visualisation of the investment

Alpiq Csepel Business is planning a high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine power station project of nearly 450 MWe capacity on the Csepel Industrial Estate, called the Csepel III Power Station Project.

Project preparations

First project preparations started in 2008-2009 when the Company assessed the status of the energy industry in the region, reviewed manpower and asset resources at our sites, and examined the conditions of implementation together with legal requirements.

Following the first examinations, the contractor MVM ERBE Mérnökiroda Zrt. was selected through a tendering process, and in the second half of 2009 work started to obtain permits for the Csepel III Power Station Project and also to do preliminary planning.

On 8 January 2013, Hungarian Energy Office issued the Power Station Facilitation Permit, and that meant a major milestone in the permitting process which lasts for several years. That permit actually means the end of the advance permitting activities of the Power Station Project.


Presentation of the Project Site

Csepel III Power Station will be built on the Csepel Industrial Estate on the site of Csepel I Power Station, in the place of redundant plant items which were taken out of operation before, next to Csepel II Combined-cycle Gas Turbine Power Station.

The first stage of preparations on the Project Site ended in 2012.


Planned technology

The planned combined-cycle gas turbine power station will apply the most modern technology available, and will have the electrical efficiency of 58-60 % which meets today's requirements.
Planned capacity of the power station unit is 450 MWe electrical.


Relation of the Power Station and the environment

Application of the best available technology and the planned technical and construction solutions guarantee that the new power station will fit into its environment even better than the existing Csepel II Power Station which is considered as one of the most modern ones in Hungary.
Continuous monitoring and control are the intended tools to demonstrate full compliance with the undertaken environmental protection obligations.

The application of burners of low NOx emission levels will reduce atmospheric burden to the lowest possible level.

Danube-water will be used for cooling the power station circuit process, and water will be circulated in a closed system to exclude any potential contamination coming from the technology process.


Power Station Project

Construction of Csepel III Power Station unit will begin after the selection of the main contractor, and the legal and financial closing. Construction will last for approximately 30 to 36 months, after which the commercial operation of the new power station unit is expected to begin. Some 300 to 500 new jobs will be created by the construction phase, and after construction finish, the operation of the power station will offer a living for a number of families in the long term.

The environmentally friendly gas-fired combined-cycle power station unit will efficiently contribute to satisfying the electricity demand of Hungary, and also to increasing the energy safety of the region.

Alpiq Csepel III - Time schedule