Los Azufres III is an 80MW geothermal power project. It is located in Michoacan, Mexico. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 80 80 Active Michoacan, Mexico Comision Federal de Electricidad; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


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

The geothermal plant is of single flash type. Los Azufres III runs at a temperature of 170 Degree Celsius.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in October 2015.

Contractors Involved

Power Engineers was selected to render EPC services for the Los Azufres III (Los Azufres III Phase I) project. TSK Electronica y Electricidad was selected to render EPC services for the Los Azufres III (Los Azufres III Phase II) project.

Los Azufres III (Los Azufres III Phase I) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Single Casing Single (Axial) Flow Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Los Azufres III (Los Azufres III Phase II) is equipped with Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Condensing steam turbine turbine.

About Comision Federal de Electricidad

Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is a power utility company that carries out generation, transmission, distribution, supply and commercialization of electricity. The company generates electricity through various renewable energy sources including thermal, hydro, coal-fired, wind, solar, geothermal and nuclear power plant. It also offers civil engineering, construction and investment services. CFE imports, exports, transports, purchases and sells fuel oil and natural gas. The company undertakes the planning and execution of projects and installations, as required by the national electricity system. It serves residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers as well as state and central agencies. CFE is headquartered in Federal District, Mexico.

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.


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