Hungary: Dalkia Veolia Environment to takeover two CHP plants from E.ON

9. September 2014. / SEE Energy News

Energy firm Dalkia, owned by French utility company Veolia Environment, will buy two Hungarian CHP plants from E.ON, deal is to be closed by the end of next year for an undisclosed sum. Dalkia will buy E.ON Hungaria Zrt.’s power plants supplying the Hungarian towns of Debrecen and Nyiregyhaza, both located in Eastern Hungary.

The purchase will raise Dalkia’s Hungarian power-generation capacity by 760 megawatts and heat-generation capacity by 160 megawatts.

Dalkia will buy E.ON Hungaria Zrt.’s power plants supplying the Hungarian towns of Debrecen and Nyiregyhaza, both located in Eastern Hungary it was confirmed to Serbia Energy SEE Desk from Dalkia spokesman.

French utility firm Veolia Environment SA owns Dalkia, whose Hungarian unit Dalkia Energia Zrt. will supply heat to 110,000 Hungarian households and several tens of thousands of public institutions following the acquisition.

E.ON, which claims to be one of the 10 biggest firms in Hungary by revenue and the biggest investor in the country since 2006, said it’s streamlining its Hungarian portfolio to focus on corporate customers, operating its nationwide supply network, and developing alternative energy, Peter Illyes, an E.ON Hungaria board member said in the statement.

Dalkia Energia employs 600 people and its 2013 revenue was 38 billion forints ($158.3 million). The company operates Hungary’s biggest biomass-fueled generator and a 65 MW-capacity virtual power plant consisting of 42 gas engines. It already supplies heat to 67,000 households.

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