Geothermal heating project at Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary in progress

Date: 1 October 2019

Earlier this summer, a contract was signed with local companies in Hungary on the planned district heating project at Mosonmagyarovar, where geothermal energy is to replace natural gas fired heating.

Earlier this summer, a contract was signed between the Városüzemeltetö és Fenntartó Kft., the Geotherm Hungary Kft. and the MESZ Mosonmagyaróvár Energia Szolgáltató Kft. about a long-term district heating project.

The aim of the project is to connect a new geothermal heating system to the existing district heating system. The test results of the 2,300 meter deep well were excellent.

The construction of the pipeline and the heat transfer center will start in the fall of this year. The system is expected to start operating in January, 2020. The system will stabilize the energy supply, and will reduce the prices in the city. It will be able to replace 7,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The capacity of the plant will be maximum 10 MW thermal. The total budget of this project is 3.2 billion HUF ($12.4 million), which the government supports with 2.1 billion HUF ($8.1m).

Source: EU-Fire