Turbines in Mexico

GE Energy is to supply four of its Frame 7FA gas turbines and two steam turbines for a new, combined-cycle power plant that will produce 1,135 MW of electricity for the Mexican grid.

The plant, located in the municipality of Tamazunchale in San Luis Potosi State, Mexico, is scheduled to begin commercial operation June 1, 2007. The new facility will burn natural gas and will operate at 56% combined-cycle efficiency.

Iberdrola Energía Tamazunchale, an affiliate of Iberdrola Mexico, is the plant owner and operator, while Iberinco Mexico of Mexico City will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.

In addition to the four Frame 7FA gas turbines, each site-rated at 165MW, the contract includes two GE D11 reheat, 60Hz steam turbines, six hydrogen-cooled generators, four heat recovery steam generators, a plant industrial control system and a plant central emissions monitoring system, along with site support and training services.

GE and Iberdola Energía have also signed a 25-year contractual service agreement that covers planned and unplanned outages and includes performance guarantees.

The gas turbines will be manufactured at GE’s facility in Greenville, SC and the steam turbines and generators will be manufactured in Schenectady, NY. The equipment will be delivered to the project site from October 2005 to January 2006.

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