Abengoa to build 924-MW combined-cycle plant in Mexico

Abengoa said Jan. 9 that it has been chosen by Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to carry out the Norte III project, consisting of a 924 MW combined-cycle plant in Ciudad Juárez as part of the National Investment Plan 2014-2018 recently announced by the Mexican government.

Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the plant, as well as its subsequent operation and maintenance for a 25-year period. Abengoa’s project is expected to be completed within 30 months, creating up to 2,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase. Abengoa noted that it will take an equity stake in the project.

The Norte III project is the largest combined-cycle plant in Mexico and the second that Abengoa will have constructed for the CFE, after the 640-MW Centro Morelos plant currently under construction. Abengoa is also carrying out two power transmission projects for the CFE. Abengoa over the years has carried out numerous projects in the country, helping to develop its energy system through innovative technology solutions.

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