A new gas power plant in Malženice in Trnava region was ceremonially opened by Economy Minister Juraj Miškov, Environment Minister József Nagy, a member of the E.ON managing board, Jorgen Lildahl, and E.ON Slovakia CEO Konrad Kreuzer on May 16, the TASR newswire reported. The plant will produce 3 billion kWh of electricity per year.
According to Kreuzer, construction work on the plant took 26 months, with the total investment reaching €400 million. The facility is the largest power plant built by E.ON in Slovakia recently.
"We view the building as a milestone in electricity production in Slovakia and as evidence that E.ON takes its activities in Slovakia seriously," said Kreuzer, as quoted by TASR.
The gas power plant will be able to satisfy the needs of 600,000-900,000 average households. The efficiency level of the power plant, which reaches 59 percent, is among the highest in Europe.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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17. May 2011 at 10:00