CCGT Plants in Southern Mexico
Planta Apizaco
Location: TLAX
Operator: Procter & Gamble de Mexico SA de CV
Configuration: 45-MW CHP with LM6000 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007

HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Santos CMI, Genesys
Quick facts: When P&G acquired Cia Loreto y Pena Pobre, it acquired the tissue paper factory at Apizaco. The new industrial CHP plant is one of the largest in Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of Genesys
Posted 6 Oct 2007

 

Cantarell
Location: TAB
Operator: Petroleos Mexicanos
Configuration: 4 x 85 MW 7001EA
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Fluor, ICA
Quick facts: Linde built the world's largest nitrogen plant to pressurize the Pemex Cantarell oil field offshore Yucatan. Each of the four giant compressors requires 52 MW of electricity.

Photograph courtesy of Linde AG
Posted 31 Jul 2004

 

Merida-III
Location: YUC
Operator: AES Merida III S de RL de CV
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1combined-cycle with W501FC gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: WH, Siemens
EPC: WH
Quick facts: This $230mn project was the first non-captive, private power plant investment since the nationalization of the Mexican Power sector in 1960. The development consortium consisted of AES Corp (55%), Nichimen Corp (25%), and Grupo Hermes(20%). Merida III has a 25yr PPA with CFE.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 3 Mar 2007

Tula CC
Location: HGO
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidad
Configuration: 1 X 290 MW, 1 X 309 MW 2+1 combined-cycle blocks with W501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1981-1984
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: WH, Hitachi
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: One of the first modern combined-cycles in Mexico, also known as Perez Rios. The second steam set was changed out for a Hitachi machine in Jun 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Equipo Amelko
Posted 17 Sep 2006

 

Tuxpan III and IV
Location: VER
Operator: Union Fenosa
Configuration: 2 X 490 MW, 2+1 combined-cycle with M501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI
Quick facts: At completion, this $615mn plant was the largest IPP investment in Mexico to date.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Posted 6 Dec 2003

 

Tuxpan-V
Location: VER
Operator: Electricidad Sol de Tuxpan S de RL de CV
Configuration: 500 MW, 2+1 combined-cycle with M501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: MHI
EPC: MHI
Quick facts: The plant operating company is a 50:50 joint venture of Mitsubishi Corp and Kyushu Electric Power Co. Electricity is sold to CFE under long-term contract. The site is about 250km northeast of Mexico City and has four other CCGT blocks, three of them built by MHI. The Tuxpan-5 equipment order was place in Aug 2004. The gas turbines were built at the Takasago Machinery Works and the steam turbine at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. JBIC agreed $210mn in financing support for Tuxpan-5.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 11 Oct 2006

   
  Valladolid-III
Location: YUC
Operator: Compania de Generacion Valladolid (CGV)
Configuration: 525 MW, 2+1 combined-cycle with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Nooter, Cerrey
T/G supplier: GE, Toshiba
EPC: Mitsui, Toshiba, Bruns & Roe, Kepler
Quick facts: CGV is a 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui and Chubu Electric Power Co. The company has a 25yr PPA with CFE, which also supplies natural gas for the project. Calpine was an original partner in the project with a 45% stake. This was bought out by the other partners in Apr 2006 for $43mn. Loan agreements and political risk guarantees were supplied by Japan Bank for International Cooperation.Valladolid-3 came online in Jul 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsui & Co Ltd
Posted 26 Jul 2006

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04/18/10

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