Storage facility Százhalombatta
2019 + Industrial building + In progress
Location Százhalombatta
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Located at the Százhalombatta industrial park, this hazmat site had to be extended with a new storage building, meanwhile the underground tank system – also a current installation - was fitted with various service structures and facilities. The assignment also entailed the design of an unloading station for tanker trailers, as well as the modification of related service roads. The design process was in the years 2017-2018. Given the technology required for the handling of extremely flammable and explosive liquids, the extensive underground work and the limited space available, the project represented a complex engineering challenge and an elaborate permit process thereafter.
Factory extention. Iklad
2014 + Industrial building + Completed
Location Iklad. Pest County
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Located in the town of Iklad, this instrument and engineering plant has been in operation since the 50s, owned for the past two decades by the US-French company Emerson-Leroy Somer. In a narrow gorge and surrounded by woods, the facility encompasses a total land area of 15 ha and is involved in the manufacture of hermetic electric motors, with different phases of production spread out in several buildings of various sizes. I designed in the SNC-Lavalin engeneering office during the year 2011 the bigger building of the plot, the 6000 sqm “R” production hall. The company SNC moved out of Hungary in the year 2013. I had to design the extention of the craneless production hall and its adjoining main building that houses offices and changing rooms, both having a prefabricated reinforced concrete framework with a 3200 sqm production hall and 450 sqm opened but covered, steel structure storage area.

0,5 mW Solar power plant
2014 + Industrial building + Completed
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During the design phase, there were only a handful of photovoltaic solar power plants in Hungary, none of them exceeding a maximum output of 0.5 MW, and the number of larger-scale plants was even fewer and far between. In a peculiar legislative environment and entailing an unusual permit procedure, the project involved the installation of a so-called ‘externally controlled transformer or switchgear unit’ at the site, in a pre-fabricated concrete building that functions as a transformer and inverter station. Within the available plot, which, according to the local building code, qualifies as the ‘construction site’, steel structures supporting clusters of photovoltaic solar panels are mounted onto steel rods anchored in the ground – therefore no foundation is needed. The power plant is designed as an automated facility, with landscaping kept trimmed either by mowing or sheep grazing. The solar power plant was awarded a building permit first in 2012, after in 2014. Once subsidization of renewable energy in Hungary gets more transparent and less corrupt, and long-term contracts with the state guaranteeing feed-in tariffs become a reality, the project might actually be implemented.