Iberdrola Generation Mexico has ordered two General Electric (NYSE: GE) 6F.01 gas turbines and long-term services for two cogeneration projects in Mexico.
The two plants are located in Altamira, in the state of Tamaulipas, and in San Juan Del Rio, in the state of Querétaro. The projects, said GE in a Dec. 9 statement, will have a combined capacity of approximately 100 MW. Commercial operation for both plants is expected in 2017.
“GE is a strategic partner for Iberdrola. After a market evaluation process, it was determined that GE’s 6F.01 technology was the most competitive for this type of cogeneration application,” said Enrique Alba, general director of Iberdrola Generation México. “The two projects should have very favorable operating conditions for GE’s technology.”
“With energy reform in Mexico, now is the right time to move forward with these projects,” said Marco Vera, executive sales manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, gas power systems, GE Power. “These plants will help the country produce the efficient and reliable energy it needs at home and to better compete in the global marketplace.”
GE and Iberdrola are long-term partners and have collaborated on various projects around the world.
GE’s 6F.01 gas turbine is one of the most efficient gas turbine technologies available for this range of power. The first 6F.01 gas turbine – originally called a 6C – began commercial operation in 2005 and has more than 110,000 hours of operation with reliability of 99.2% over the last four years.
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