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We are shaping the environmentally friendly future today

2018. September 24. Monday
Bojti Bea
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Efforts to protect our environment play an exceptionally important role in the life of all responsibly-thinking companies, as we have said in a previous article. This was reflected in the decision of Pannon Power as well, when they took responsibility for nature and the environment and began converting their coal-fired systems into biomass technology with the help of our specialised project team, being the first to do so in Hungary. Using the implemented facility, the Pécs Power Plant supplies the entire city with 100% green energy, reducing the level of environment pollution in the area.
Renewable energy for district heating


Increasing the ratio of renewable energy sources is especially important in the district heating sector.

“Under EU and national regulations, efficient district heating - that is when 50% of the produced heat is generated through renewable sources, 70% of it is generated through cogeneration, or 50% of it is generated using a combination of these technologies - enjoys preferential treatment; for example, disconnecting from the network is not allowed. In addition, under the effective regulations, when a new public building is constructed after the end of this year or a new residential building is constructed after the end of 2020, it may only receive a usage permit if at least 25% of its energy is supplied from renewable sources.

If the largest proportion of the building’s energy requirement consists of the domestic hot water supply, and the requirements regarding the use of renewable energy are fulfilled by this portion, that means the building will more easily meet the requirements overall. Numerous energy suppliers already meet the criteria concerning efficient district heating, for example in Miskolc, Győr, and Pécs” - said Tibor Orbán, president of the Professional Association of Hungarian District Heating Providers (MATÁSZSZ). Főtáv Zrt is already planning and implementing its investments in accordance with these new criteria.


Proportion of renewable energy production in the case of district heating (percentages, on 31 December 2017)





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For a more liveable capital


Főtáv Zrt imagined an environmentally friendly, much more liveable capital when they announced their No Chimney in the City programme. They are currently working on multiple significant investment projects, one of which is the connection of the city centre of Pest to the district heating system. The main line necessary for this is going to cross the Danube through the Erzsébet Bridge, connecting Districts V, VI and VII to the Kelenföld Network, while the distribution hub will be constructed at the Pest bridgehead of the Erzsébet Bridge.

The four main work phases of the No Chimney in the City programme:

1./Buda side: 360 nyvfm, pre-insulated, 2*DN600/800 pipeline, laid directly into the ground

2./Crossing of the Erzsébet bridge:440 nyvfm, pre-insulated pipeline, suspended on crossbeams

1./Pest side: 100 nyvfm, pre-insulated pipeline, laid directly into the ground

4./Microtunneling: 360 nyvfm, pre-insulated pipeline inside a protective shell, placed on steel supports

We are very pleased to support the efforts of Főtáv Zrt within the framework of the No Chimney in the City programme with our expertise.

writer: Bea Bojti

Head of Acquisition

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