Siemens supplying turbines to 615-MW combined-cycle plant in Mexico

Siemens said Oct. 19 that it will provide key technology for the 615-MW CC Valle de México II combined-cycle gas power plant in Mexico.

Siemens will provide H-class power plant technology for the plant, which is scheduled for commercial operation in December 2017.

Siemens will supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, three SGen-1000A generators as well as the SPPA-T3000 control system for the turbines. Additionally, Siemens will supply the auxiliary equipment, materials, spare parts and special tools, as well as related onsite engineering support, Siemens said.

Mexico’s state utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), granted its approval for the power plant this spring.

The natural-gas-fired power plant will be located in the municipality of Acolman. The customer is a consortium consisting of Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Initec Energía from Spain, and Avanzia Instalaciones from Mexico that will build the plant on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. The three companies belong to Spanish Construction and Services Group ACS.

The gas turbines, generators and the steam turbine will be produced in the Siemens Charlotte gas turbine manufacturing plant in North Carolina, Siemens said in a news release.

In May of this year Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico. The components are to be installed at the Empalme I combined-cycle power plant in Sonora, Mexico.

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