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Fernando Hiriart Balderrama is a 292MW hydro power project. It is planned on Moctezuma river/basin in Hidalgo, Mexico. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under rehabilitation & modernization stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 1989 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 1996. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Webuild and is currently owned by Comision Federal de Electricidad.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 1,360 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 1 in number. The penstock length will be 1,060m. The penstock diameter will be 3.5m. The project is expected to generate 1,300 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 1989. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 1996.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 146MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is expected to supply 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is likely to be 16 MVA.

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About Webuild

Webuild SpA (Webuild), is a heavy construction contractor. It specializes in executing large and complex projects. The company offers design, engineering and construction services for dams, hydroelectric plants, canals, railways, metros, bridges, roads, motorways, civil and industrial buildings and airports. It also executes underground works, and civil engineering works for waste-to-energy plants and environmental protection projects. The company also carries out concession activities related to motorways, metros and car parks. Webuild primarily serves water, renewable energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. It has operations in several countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Webuild is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.