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The country’s largest energy storage facility to be built by Forest-Vill Ltd. in Szolnok

Forest Vill Ltd. will build Hungary’s largest energy storage facility in Szolnok on behalf of MAVIR Ltd. The Budaörs-based company will design and fully implement a 20 megawatt energy storage facility with a capacity of 60 megawatt-hours as part of the HUF 8.5 billion project. The milestone is expected to be completed in the first half of 2025 and will enable an even greater proportion of weather-dependent renewable energy to be connected to the Hungarian grid.

At the end of 2023, Forest-Vill Ltd. won the public tender of MAVIR Ltd. for the design and full construction of Hungary’s largest electricity storage system in Szolnok. After the contract was signed in February 2024, the company started the preparation phase of the works. The project will take 15 months to complete, with a delivery to be expected in the first half of 2025. The development is an important milestone not only for the company, but also for the entire Hungarian energy sector. The country’s largest such facility is currently located in Százhalombatta with a capacity of 7,68 MW. The new storage facility, for which Huawei will provide the equipment, will be eight times larger and will be one of the largest battery energy storage facilities in Central Europe.

The investment is being driven by the continuous expansion of solar capacity. The installed capacity of solar power plants in the country reached a record high of more than 1600 MW by 2023. At the same time, the construction of energy storage facilities and the development of the electricity grid are crucial due to the intermittent nature of electricity production from weather-dependent renewable power plants. Forest-Vill Ltd., a Budaörs-based company, specialising in electrical and energy installations is actively involved not only in the optimisation of domestic grids, but also in the implementation of energy storage projects, from planning to execution. Once the Szolnok project is completed, the energy storage will contribute to the sustainable growth of the domestic renewable energy portfolio on an unprecedented scale.

“We are proud that our company has won this project, which is a milestone not only for us but also for Hungary. There is a clear market demand for energy storage solutions and Forest-Vill Ltd now has extensive experience in grid development investments. Thanks to our highly skilled team of professionals and our expanding equipment park, we can reliably carry out the most diverse tasks with innovative solutions and the highest quality standards of the industry.”

– said Csaba Németh, Managing Director of Forest-Vill Ltd.

Forest-Vill Ltd. has undergone dynamic development since its establishment. Today, in addition to the construction of electrical substations, the company provides services in the design and construction of electrical and energy installations and related project management. It also carries out the construction of high-capacity solar power plants from planning to complete construction.

“The implementation of the Szolnok energy storage facility is a huge step, but it is by no means the last in the development of energy storage capacity in Hungary. Our goal is to be involved in as many similar projects as possible in the coming period, while actively contributing to the expansion of Hungary’s energy storage capacity and thus achieving the transition to sustainability in the Hungarian energy sector,”

– added the Managing Director.

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