Amec to supply heat recovery equipment for 850-MW project in Mexico

Amec Foster Wheeler announced Jan. 13 the award of a third contract in as many months by Iberdrola Generación México S.A de C.V. for the design and supply of two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) in Mexico.

Amec Foster Wheeler will design, supply and provide commissioning and start-up assistance for two HRSGs at the Noreste combined cycle power plant in Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The units will be installed on Mitsubishi M501J gas turbines. The HRSGs will recover exhaust ‘waste’ heat from the gas turbines to generate steam for process and additional power, thereby improving the overall plant efficiency without increasing the fuel consumption. The plant will be operational in 2017.

“Amec Foster Wheeler is committed to working in the Latin American market offering our clients competitive pricing with value added technology, services and capabilities. We are pleased that Iberdrola has again recognised Amec Foster Wheeler as a market leader in the supply of HRSGs,” said Gary Nedelka, Group President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group.

Iberdrola is the largest private power generator in Mexico with capacity of more than 5,300 MW. Government-owned utility Comision Federal de Electricidad awarded Iberdrola the contract for this additional 850-MW combined cycle power plant in Escobedo to supply electricity in northeastern Mexico.

Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. The company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

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