MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas signed the Articles of Association with Enex hf. (Iceland) and Green Rock Energy International Pty. Ltd. (Australia) for the establishment of CEGE Central European Geothermal Energy Production Private Company Limited by Shares. The aim of the new company is exploration, production and sales of geothermal energy, the construction of geothermal power plants and technologies for directly supplying thermal heat. The three founders have an equal one third share in CEGE.
The foundation of CEGE demonstrates MOL’s commitment towards exploring, developing and selling renewable energy sources. MOL and its legal predecessors have more than 70 years experience in geological exploration and it offers a robust professional hinterland for the new subsidiary.
Enex hf. is participating in several international projects as advisor and investor. Enex has extensive experience in developing and implementing geothermal projects and can provide valuable support to its partners in the new company.
Green Rock Energy is an Australian company focused on Engineered Geothermal Systems or Hot Dry Rock technology, not yet applied in Hungary. As Australia has one of the most dynamically developing geothermal sectors in the world, CEGE can obtain access to this leading edge knowledge through Green Rock Energy.
CEGE’s mission is to become the market leader in geothermal energy in Hungary through the cooperation of the three companies. The new company will implement geothermal exploration in Hungary and if opportunities arise, on a regional level. These exploration activities will focus on the discovery of geothermal energy and CEGE, if successful, will implement geothermal power plants and technologies for directly supplying thermal heat.
The goal of the new company is to significantly contribute to Hungary’s plans for renewable energy sources through the participation in the adaptation and propagation of technologies that have not yet been introduced in Hungary. CEGE will cooperate with the competent ministries, public authorities, universities, scientific institutions and professional organisations to achieve this goal.