Diesel and Gas-Engine Plants in Mexico
Baja California Sur
Location: BCS
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 1 X 37.5-MW 10K90MC-S engine, 2 X 42-MW 12K90MC-S engine
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2005-2012
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, Manises, Hyundai, Alstom
EPC: Abengoa
Quick facts: The BCS power station is in San Francisco 14km from La Paz. A fourth MAN B&W engine was ordered in Mar 2012 and a fifth in Jun 2014. Also known as La Paz.

Photograph courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel
Posted 21 Mar 2012

Cozumel
Location: QROO
Operator: Energia y Agua Pura de Cozumel
Configuration: 4 X 6.2-MW 18V32LN engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2001 (ret)
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, Kepler
Quick facts: This plant was closed ca Sep 2013 due to poor market conditions. The facility may be re-located.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila Oy
Posted 3 Apr 2001

Olachea (San Carlos)
Location: BCS
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 2 X 32-MW 12RTA76 engines, 1 X 42-MW 12K90MC-S engine
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1991-2001
E/G supplier: MHI, Hyundai, MAN B&W, ABB
EPC: MHI, Hyundai, MAN B&W, ABB

Photograph courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel
Posted 1 Apr 2003

Salinas Victoria Landfill
Location: NL
Operator: Sistemas de Energia Internacional SA de CV (Simeprodeso)
Configuration: 7 X 1.006-kW JGC 320 GS-LL engines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
Quick facts: In Sep 1999, Simeprodeso released a tender for development of a power plant at a landfill in Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon. In May 2003, the power plant went into operation, the first of its kind in the country.

Photograph courtesy of GE Jenbacher
Posted 6 Apr 2007

San Juan del Río
Location: QRO
Operator: Cartones Ponderosa SA de CV
Configuration: 3 X 6.5 MW 18V32 engines CHP
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2005
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This power plant serves Mexico's largest cardboard recycling and corrugated fiber facility. Total production capacity is now 220,000 tpy. The new CHP engines replaced three, 3-MW Kawasaki M1A-13A gas turbines installed in 1995.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila Oy
Posted 21 Dec 2008

Toluca
Location: MEX
Operator: Nestle SA
Configuration: 1 X 2.4 MW 12V220SG engine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: This power plant serves the Nestle instant coffee factory in Toluca. Much of the steam required for site operations is supplied by a biomass boiler consuming coffee bean wastes.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila Oy
Posted 21 Dec 2008

   
Villa Reyes
Location: SLP
Operator: Productora Nacional de Papel SA de CV (Pronal)
Configuration: 2 X 6.5 MW 18V32 engines CHP
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2005
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila, Constructora Kepler
Quick facts: This facility is at a newsprint mill and produces 6.6 tph of steam for the production line. The new engine plant replaced a 20yr old, 4-MW oil-fired steam turbine cogen plant.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila Oy
Posted 21 Dec 2008

Abbreviations

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

Updated 07-Oct-2015

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