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November 23, 2021

Cerro Prieto IV, Mexico

By Carmen

Cerro Prieto IV is a 100MW geothermal power project. It is located in Baja California, Mexico. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 2000.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 100 100 Active Baja California, Mexico Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Description

The project was developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and is currently owned by Comision Federal de Electricidad.

The geothermal plant is of single flash type. The geothermal site has in total 18 number of production wells. Cerro Prieto IV runs at a temperature of 350 Degree Celsius.

The project generates 653.73GWh of electricity.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in July 2000.

Contractors Involved

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the geothermal power project. The company provided 4 units of Condensing turbine turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) manufactures a diverse range of heavy machinery. Its products and services include power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, shipbuilding, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems. MHI offers solutions for social infrastructure in the areas of energy, including thermal, nuclear, renewable energies and the environment, including chemical plants. The company also supplies advanced transportation systems and services for land, sea and air applications. It provides integrated defense systems for land, sea, air and space applications and related equipment and services. The company operates in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. MHI is headquartered in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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