Update on Hungarian strategic gas storage project
In July 2007 Wärtsilä received a major contract to deliver gas engine mechanical drives and auxiliaries for a compressor plant from MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Plc for underground gas field at Szöreg and gas storage at Algyő, in the Csongrád region in the southern Hungary.
The plant that is equipped with five Wärtsilä 9L34SG gas engines driving gas reciprocal compressors was inaugurated in the beginning of October 2009. The five engine-driven compressors and two electric motor-driven compressors will compress natural gas into underground storage caverns having a total capacity of 1.9 billion cubic metres. The emergency back-up storage of 1.2 billion cubic metres will secure the public gas consumption in Hungary for 45 days.
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