CCGT Plants in Northern Mexico
Agua Prieta-II
Location: SON
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 450-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M501F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas,oil, solar field
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Elecnor, Sener, Kepler, OCP
Quick facts: Agua Prieta -II is the first ISCC installation in Mexico featuring a a 12-MWe equivalent solar field to supply additional steam for the steam set. The collector array was engineered by Abengoa. PS construction began in Mar 2011 after over 15yrs of planning.

Photograph courtesy of Elecnor
Posted 8 Feb 2015

Altamira III & IV
Location: TAMPS
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: two 518-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ICA, Fluor

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 18 Sep 2005

Altamira-V
Location: TAMPS
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: two 561-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Vogt-NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ICA, Fluor
Quick facts: This plant cost $550mn.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 21 Oct 2006

La Caridad
Location: SON
Operator: Grupo Mexico SAB de CV
Configuration: 2 x 250 MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with SGT6-5000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013-2014
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Kepler
Quick facts: This CCP is in Nacozari and is essentially a captive power plan tfor Grupo Mexico's nearby open pit copper mine. The mine is one of the three most important open pit copper mines in the world, producing around 120,000 tpy of copper per year, plus gold, silver and molybdenum.

Photograph courtesy of Kepler
Posted 21 Jul 2013

Dulces Nombres (Monterrey-III)
Location: NL
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: 4 x 250 MW GT24B single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT24B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: The plant was opened by Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada and senior Iberdrola executives.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 29 Oct 2003

El Encino
Location: CHIH
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 450-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M501F gas turbines, 195-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas,oil
Operation: 2001-2006
HRSG supplier: Nooter, Cerrey
T/G supplier: MHI, SWPC
EPC: MHI, UTEC, Initec, Dragados, Kepler, TIC
Quick facts: This plant is also known as Chihuahua-II and is located in Delicias at about 1,480m elevation. The first block went commercial on 8 May 2001.

Photograph courtesy of Comision Federal de Electricidade
Posted 9 Oct 2010

Hermosillo
Location: SON
Operator: Mitsui Power Development and Management Americas
Configuration: 1 x 250 MW GT24B single-shaft CCGT
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Duro Felguera
Quick facts: Fenosa was awarded a power purchase agreement in Nov 1998. The IPP scheme also includes a 26km gas pipeline and the total development cost was about $275mn.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Posted 9 Jan 2002

La Laguna-II
Location: DGO
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: 500-MW 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2005
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ICA, Fluor

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 18 Sep 2005

La Rosita
Location: BC
Operator: InterGen
Configuration: 730-MW, 3+1 block, 310-MW, 1+1 CCGT block, all with W501FD2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens Westinghouse, Alstom
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts:In Jun 2000, InterGen was awarded a BOO contract by CFE for La Rosita (Rosarito-IV) near Mexicali, about 10km south of the California border. The plant sells 66% of its capacity to CFE under a 25yr PPA and sells the remaining capacity in the border region. In Apr 2002, InterGen announced financial close and funding of credit facilities for the $748mn plant and announced that it was adding a 310-MW block to the original design. The first gas turbine was synchronized in Dec 2002 and the plant was completed in Jul 2003. Natural gas is supplied through the Baja Norte pipeline. InterGen also invested $20mn in the construction of a sewage treatment facility in Mexicali to purify local sewage water to cool the plant.

Photograph courtesy of InerGen
Posted 8 Jan 2017

Naco-Nogales
Location: SON
Operator: Mitsui Power Development and Management Americas
Configuration: 312 MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501G gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: Mitsui Babcock
T/G supplier: SWPC, Siemens
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: The $236mn project was the tenth IPP licensed by CRE and has a 25yr PPA with CFE.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Posted 6 Dec 2003

Norte-I
Location: DGO
Operator: Global Power Generation
Configuration: 460-MW, 2+1 CCGT with SGT6-5000Fgas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Cobra, Sener, Socoin, Sapco Construccion
Quick facts: In 2007, Fenosa was awarded the contract for building and operating Norte-I. The plant cost about $434mn and has a 25yr PPA with CFE.

Photograph courtesy of Gas Natural Fenosa
Re-posted 21 Aug 2016

Norte-II
Location: CHIH
Operator: Kepco CCC Norte-II
Configuration: 450-MW 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2013
HRSG supplier: BHI
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: Techint
Quick facts: This IPP was developed by a consortium of Korea Electric Power Corp, Samsung C&T Corp, and Techint SA de CV. The partners have a 25yr PPA with CFE awarded in Aug 2010. The site is 33km from Chihuahua city.Total project costs were over $400mn and about $300mn in financing was secured in Mar 2011 from the the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. WestLB acted as financial advisor to the consortium.

Photograph by Lawrencio Kim (Panoramio)
Posted 17 Aug 2013

Peim Pesqueria
Location: NL
Operator: Techgen SA de CV
Configuration: 900-MW 3+1 CCGT with 7FA.05 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2016
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Techint
Quick facts: This $1bn CCGT project is next to the Ternium Industrial Center, in Ejido Francisco Villa, Pesqueria. The zero-discharge project includes a 74km, 400kV tie-line connecting to the grid, a 3km gas pipeline interconnected to Kinder-Morgan gas system originating in Texas, and an 11km water pipeline from from the Dulces Nombre water treatment plant. COD was on 1 Dec 2016 and the project was official opened on 1 Mar 2017 by President Enrique Peсa Nieto, Paolo Rocca, President of Grupo Technit, and other dignitaries. Tecpetrol, Tenaris, and Ternium are shareholdres and energy offtakers,

Photograph courtesy of Techgen SA de CV
Posted 4 Mar 2017

Refineria F Madero TG8
Location: TAMPS
Operator: Pemex
Configuration: 1 X 35-MW 6001B gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2015
HRSG supplier: Cerrey
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sener
Quick facts: This cogen project can supply up to 115 tph of steam. Work got underway in 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Sener
Posted 28 Aug 2016

Rosarito III & IV
Location: BC
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 2 X 270-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with GT24 gas turbines, 280-MW 1+1 CCGT with W501F gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001-2009
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom, Siemens
EPC: Alstom, Duro Felguera, Isolux
Quick facts: Alstom won a €250mn turnkey order for Rosarito-III in Oct 1999. Rosarito-IV was ordered in 2006. aka Presidente Juarez 4&4.

Photograph courtesy of Isolux Corsan
Posted 10 Jul 2010

Saltillo
Location: COAH
Operator: MT Falcon Holdings
Configuration: 250-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: Nooter, Cerrey
T/G supplier: GE, ABB
EPC: EDF
Quick facts: Saltillo was developed and built by EDF and sold on to Union Fenosa. Fenosa was then acquired by Gas Natural, which decided to sell off selected power assets to pay-down debt. In Dec 2009, a JV of Mitsui and Tokyo Gas acquired Saltillo and and four other Mexican CCGT plants from Gas Natural for $1.2bn.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 25 Apr 2010

Samalayuca-II
Location: CHIH
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidade
Configuration: 3 X 240 MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1998
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bechtel, ICA, Fluor-Daniel
Quick facts: The plant was financed and built by a consortium of GE, InterGen, ICA/Fluor-Daniel, and El Paso Corp on a build/lease/transfer (BLT) basis. The plant is leased to CFE which will operate it for 20yrs, after which outright ownership will be transferred to the utility.

Photograph courtesy of Marley Cooling Technologies
Posted 6 Dec 2003

Valle de Mexico-4
Location: SON
Operator: Comision Federal de Electricidad
Configuration: 3 X 115 MW GT11N2 gas turbines repowering a 300-MW steam set
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This was the largest repowering job ever eompleted in Mexico. In addition to the main generating equipment, Alstom supplied auxiliary equipment, engineering, the I&C system, and a switchyard.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 19 Mar 2004

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Mar-2017

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