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. This new industrial CHP plant was one of the largest in Mexico at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Genesys
Posted 6 Oct 2007

Bajio
Location: GTO
Operator: InterGen
Configuration: 450-MW, 3+1 CCGT block with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: In Apr 1999, Intergen won the bidding for Mexico’s fifth IPP, the 590-MW El Sauz project near San Luis de la Paz. AEP Resources acquired a 50% stake in Dec 1999. Financial close for the $435mn, project, later renamed Bajio, was in Jul 2000. The IADB provided $22.5mn in loan funding, and a consortium of banks including BNP Paribas, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, and Dresdner Bank provided $113mn. Citibank also supplied $215mn in funding using the U.S. Export Import Bank “Comprehensive Guarantee Program.” The plant went into operation in March 2002. Approximately 495 MW of capacity is made available to CFE under a 25yr PPA and the balance is sold to industrial customers, the first such public/private arrangement in Mexico. In Sep 2004, Tokyo Gas acquired a 24.5% stake in Bajio from InterGen and, in Feb 2006, AEP sold its 50% stake in Bajio to InterGen for $29mn.

Photograph courtesy of InerGen
Posted 23 Oct 2016

Campeche
Location: CAM
Operator: InterGen
Configuration: 275-MW single-shaft CCGT block with M501F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: MHI, Mitsubishi Electric
EPC: ICA Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: In Mar 2000, TransAlta Energy announced that it had signed contracts for the construction of a $216mn combined-cycle at Palizada, Campeche, and CRE licensed the project in April. In Jan 2001, Canada’s Export Development Corp and Bank of America finished syndication of $133.6mn in project financing and the plant was completed in May 2003. Pemex supplies natural gas via the Mayakan pipeline and the plant has a 25yr, dollar-dominated PPA with CFE. The plant was acquired in October 2008 by InterGen

Photograph courtesy of InerGen
Posted 8 Jan 2017

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

EMV Energia
Location: MEX
Operator: EVM Energia del Valle de Mexico SAPI de CV
Configuration: 3 X 31-MW LM6000 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2016
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: TSK
Quick facts: This is an autorproducer supplying half a dozen industrial customers in or near Jaltepec. The plant conncects to the 230kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of EVM Energia del Valle de Mexico SAPI de CV
Posted 27 Aug 2016

Grupak Igsapak
Location: HGO
Operator: Grupak Hidalgo SA de CV
Configuration: 1 x 50-MW FT8 Swiftpac CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
T/G supplier: P&W
EPC: Grupo Industrial IGSA
Quick facts: This captive plant is at a paper and carton factory in Emiliano Zapata. The project was permissioned in Sep 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Grupo Industrial IGSA
Posted 28 Oct 2015

Merida-III
Location: YUC
Operator: Compania de Generacion Valladolid S de RL de CV
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT 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%). The project is now owned by a JV led by Mitsui & Co. Merida-III has a 25yr PPA with CFE.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 3 Mar 2007

Salamanca Cogen
Location: GTO
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 3 X 140 MW 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Iberinco
Quick facts: In Dec 2010, CFE awarded Ibrdrola a €66mn EPC contract for phase one of the Salamanca cogen plant. This supplies process steam to the Pemex Ing Antonio M Amor Refinery via a new 2.5km concrete rack system and electricity to the 230kV grid.

Photograph by wallanxd (Panaramio)
Posted 15 Feb 2015

San Lorenzo
Location: PUE
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 369-MW, 2+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas,oil
Operation: 2004-2009
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: SWPC, Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Dragados, Sener
Quick facts: In Jan 2003, SWPC received a CFE order for a pair of W501F gas turbines for this plant in Zona VW, Sanctorum. These completed in 2004. The simple-cycle machines were converted to combined-cycle operation in 2009.

Photograph by Danvim1 (Panoramio)
Posted 11 Feb 2015

San Luis de La Paz
Location: GTO
Operator: InterGen
Configuration: 205-MW, 1+1 CCGT block with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Samsung
Quick facts: This CCGT went commercial on 4 Aug 2015 at a cost of USD 217mn. The block is adjacent to InterGen's Baijo project. The La Paz plant has a 20yr PPA with a mining company in a neighboring state. Financing closed on 14 Dec 2012 with credit facilities provided by BTMU, EDC, HSBC, NordLB, Sumitomo and Scotia Bank. Kiewit was owner's engineer.

Photograph courtesy of InerGen
Posted 23 Oct 2016

Tamazunchale
Location: SLP
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: Two 568-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Iberinco, IDOM
Quick facts: In Jun 2007, this $500mn plant was opened by Iberdrola’s Chairman Ignacio Galán and Mexican President Felipe Calderón. It was the largest CCGT plant in Mexico to that date. The tender was awarded in Jul 2004 and for the first time involved a CFE fuel supply and delivery guarantee. Gas is supplied from the Altamira LNG terminal on the Gulf of Mexico via a 180km pipeline that went into operation in Oct 2006. The pipeline is Mexico's second largest privately-owned gas line. GE was also awarded a 25yr service agreement for the Tamazunchale power station.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 14 Oct 2007

Tula CC
Location: HGO
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidad
Configuration: 1 X 290 MW, 1 X 309 MW 2+1 CCGT blocks with W501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1981-1984
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: WH, Hitachi
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This was 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 & IV
Location: VER
Operator: Gas Natural Fenosa
Configuration: 2 X 490 MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks 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 CCGT 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 CCGT 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 JBIC. 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 08-Jan-2017

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