Gas, Oil, and Petroleum Coke-fired Plants in Mexico
Lerdo Durango
Location: Sonoma
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 2 X 160 MW
Operation: 1991
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Ansaldo
Quick facts: This plant is also known as Guadalupe Victoria.

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal d'Electricidad
Posted 17 Jul 2005

Mazatlan
Location: Sinloa
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 2 X 158 MW, 1 X 300 MW
Operation: 1976-1980
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Boiler supplier: MHI, Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Hitachi, MHI, Melco
Quick facts: This plant is also known as J A Pozos.

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal d'Electricidad
Posted 20 Jul 2005

Golfo/Penoles
Location: San Luis Potosi
Operator: AES Mexico
Configuration: 2 X 260 MW
Operation: 2003-2004
Fuel: petroleum coke
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: Each unit has a pair of CFB boilers with a single T/G set. In Oct 1998, the Termoelectrica del Golfo (TEG) BOT project was awarded to a JV of Alstom and Sithe after a bidding process initiated by Cemex. $277mn of financing was arranged by the IADB including a $100mn credit facility guaranteed by COFACE. TEG has a 20yr PPA with five Cemex companies and Cemex has a 20yr contract with Pemex for coke supply. The offtaker and owner of Termoelectrica Penoles (TEP) is metals and chemicals company Industrias Penoles, which signed agreements for the project in May 2000. The plant's development and operation, as well as fuel supply and grid arrangements are similar to those for TEG. In October 2000, Industrias Penoles announced that it had secured a $320mn syndicated loan for the project. In Feb 2007, AES Corp acquired both the plants for $611mn.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 24 Sep 2005

Puerto Libertad
Location: Sonoma
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 4 X 158 MW
Operation: 1985-1989
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
Quick facts: Two 350-MW units may be built at this site.

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal d'Electricidad
Posted 17 Jul 2005

Rosarito
Location: Baja California
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 4 X 75 MW, 2 X 158 MW
Operation: 1964-1992
Fuel: heavy fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE, Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: WH, Ansaldo
Quick facts: This plant is also known as Presidente Juarez.

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal d'Electricidad
Posted 20 Jul 2005

Topolobampo
Location: Baja California
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 1 X 41 MW, 2 X 160 MW
Operation: 1968-1998
Fuel: heavy fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W, Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Siemens, Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal d'Electricidad
Posted 20 Jul 2005

Tuxpan
Location: Baja California
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 6 X 350 MW
Operation: 1991-1996
Fuel: heavy fuel oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi, Stein
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, GEC Alstom, Turalmex
Quick facts: This plant, also known as Lopez Mateos, is one of Mexico's two largest thermal power plants.

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal d'Electricidad
Posted 31 Jul 2005

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Apr-2014

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