The new MOL headquarters will be one of the most innovative and greenest office buildings in Budapest, which will fit in organically with the view of the renewable Budapest-Kopaszi Dam.
The MOL Campus, the new headquarters of the MOL Group, is on schedule, according to a press release from the construction company. According to the announcement, Market Építő Zrt. Is currently at the 10% readiness level of the construction project. MOL Campus will be one of the most innovative and greenest office buildings in Budapest, which fits organically into the view of the renewable Budapest-Kopaszi Dam and can become one of the iconic buildings in Budapest.
During the construction of the office building, the goal is to obtain both LEED and BREEAM certification, thus proving energy-efficient, environmentally conscious and sustainable awareness.
The MOL Campus will have an area of approximately 86,000 square meters and provide employment opportunities for 2,500 employees. Construction of the new office building began in September 2019 and a number of workflows have been carried out on the construction site since then.
In the course of this, the pile base of the entire earthworks and the building part of the tower, as well as the base plate including 4400 cubic meters of concrete, were completed by February 2020. The leaking layer was completed in the entire excavation pit and the construction works of the high slab and the structure were also started.
Already at that time, all five tower cranes were visible, one of which will be 176 meters high in the future.
The trails are at 80% readiness
In mid-March, the entire base slab was completed while 5,000 cubic feet of concrete was poured into the slabs. It was in the final stages of public utility construction next to the future building, 80% of the routes were built, and then the construction of two 75 cubic meters of rain storage tanks was added.
Meanwhile, in the parade area, in parallel with the increase in the number of subcontractors, the container city also expanded, which is currently one of the largest construction organizational locations in the capital with more than 180 container units.
In April and May, the complete construction of the bottom two of the four basement levels was completed on the podium part of the building, while the -2. above the level, the slab construction takes place in several stages.
Construction of a prestressed slab above ground level has begun at the tower part of the building. In addition, the delivery and construction of a nearly 200-tonne creeping formwork system is also underway in the area to accelerate structural construction. The ground probing and its connection have been completed. At the lowest basement level, professional construction, masonry, insulation, and building electrical and mechanical work have begun.
Professionals face unique challenges
The new headquarters is expected to be completed in 2022, but thanks to the BIM building information system, some interesting data are already visible, such as:
nearly 5,500 facade elements will be placed on the building,
will have a steel structure weighing more than 594,000 kg,
specialists process more than 57,200 m3 of reinforced concrete,
more than 18,500 energy-saving lamps are installed,
in addition, 25,367 m2 of suspended ceilings will be built,
almost 53,000 m2 of flooring will be needed,
and 1,739 interior doors will be located in the building.
The project contains a number of construction challenges that no company in Hungary has yet implemented.
The work processes did not stop due to the coronavirus situation, the implementation is continuous with the observance of increased health protection regulations and regular inspections.
Why is MOL's success important? Simple: MOL is a Hungarian company, the success of MOL is the engine of the Hungarian economy.
The largest company in the region is the Polish oil company PKN Orlen, which grew by 20 percent to 22 billion euros in sales. The second is Skoda Auto in the Czech Republic, which increased its sales by 17 percent to 16 billion euros. In third place is Hungarian Mol, with sales of 13.3 billion euros, an increase of 16 percent.
We think it’s important to write about this too, because the left-wing media is just talking about it again, they wrote about everything, not just the point.
For many, MOL only means that there is such a gas station in Hungary, but MOL has much more than that. MOL is a strategic company, the pride of Hungary.
About MOL Group
MOL Group is an integrated, international oil and gas company with its headquarters in Budapest, with an international and dynamic workforce of 26,000 in more than 30 countries and an industry history of more than 100 years. MOL's exploration and production activities are supported by more than 80 years of experience in the hydrocarbon industry. It currently has extraction activities in 8 countries and has exploration assets in 13 countries. MOL Group operates four refineries and two petrochemical plants under integrated supply chain management in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, and its retail network includes nearly 2,000 filling stations in 9 countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
The left also squandered and sold MOL, among other strategic companies. The company's Hungarian ownership in 2010 was 15.6%, foreign: 84.4%. By 2019, more than 65% of MOL will be owned by the Hungarian state and Hungarian investors.
In September, the cornerstone of MOL's EUR 1.2 billion polyol complex was laid in Tiszaújváros. Today, the investment has exceeded 30% readiness.
MOL's Tiszaújváros polyol complex will start operating in 2021 and employ 200 people.
The € 1.2 billion project is MOL's largest organic investment to date.
Thanks to the German thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, which is responsible for the construction, the factory operates with the most modern technology available. The Hungarian government is supporting the project with 131 million euros (corporate tax credit and investment support). MOL estimates that the plant will contribute nearly EUR 150 million annually to MOL Group's financial results (EBITDA). Polyol is one of the most sought-after plastic raw materials today, from automotive manufacturing to the clothing industry to thermal insulation in many industries. The Tiszaújváros plant will produce polyol using one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly methods available today, the HPPO (propylene oxide from hydrogen peroxide) process used by thyssenkrupp and Evonik.
With the investment, MOL Group will become one of the most important players in the regional chemical industry, as MOL will be the only company in Central and Eastern Europe that covers the entire value chain from crude oil extraction to polyol production. ” Said Zsolt Hernádi. - "After 2021, the plant will significantly improve Tiszaújváros' chemical position, and the expertise and new production infrastructure available here will attract additional investors to the region." -European petrochemical and chemical growth projects.
The video below is about the specific investment, and you can see more interesting videos on MOL's Youtube channel, e.g. on the road transport of the 96-meter-long column.
We, the editors of the Numbers, use only MOL fuel, thus contributing to the success of Hungary. Shell, which supports index.hu, is largely avoided.
The picture shows the visual design of the MOL Headquarters under construction