InterGen fires up compressor related to Mexican utility gas supply

December 16, 2014 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InterGen announced today that its Altamira Compression Station in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, is now operational. The 40,000 horsepower (HP) compression station will support transporting up to 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (BCFD) of natural gas in Mexico’s pipeline system.

Located in the port of Altamira, the Altamira Compression Station is a key piece in Mexico’s natural gas plan to increase the availability of this clean fuel to support the country’s growing requirements. The station will provide gas compression services largely for the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the Mexican state-owned electric utility.

InterGen President and CEO Neil H. Smith said, “We are very pleased to see the Altamira Compression Station reach commercial operations. This project is one more example of the successful joint efforts by CFE, Pemex and InterGen to address Mexico’s growing requirements for sustainable, efficient and clean energy. It also further reinforces InterGen’s commitment to invest in energy infrastructure projects in this country.”

“InterGen has been investing in Mexico’s energy infrastructure for more than 15 years through the construction and operation of some of the country’s newest, cleanest and most efficient power projects,” said David Fatzinger, general manager of InterGen in Mexico. “The new Altamira Compression Station makes use of gas turbine technology and will bring clean fuel to both CFE and InterGen power generation plants.”


InterGen is a global power generation firm with 11 power plants in operation, representing a total generation capacity of 7,686 megawatts (6,101 net equity MW). These power plants are located in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. InterGen is jointly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and China Huaneng Group. For more information, visit


InterGen is one of the largest independent power producers in Mexico with more than 2,200 megawatts in operation with five plants throughout the country. In addition, a new 220 MW combined cycle plant, San Luis de la Paz, and a 141 MW wind farm with partner IEnova, Energia Sierra Juarez, are expected to reach commercial operations in 2015 as part of its portfolio. InterGen also owns and operates three compression stations and one gas pipeline in Mexico. Over the past 16 years, InterGen has been a leading investor and operator in Mexico contributing to the growing energy needs in the country through the cleanest and most advanced technology and processes.