German power manufacturer Siemens has received an order to deliver gas turbines and generators for two combined cycle power facilities in Mexico, totalling 550MW.
The power equipment order for the Tula 1 and 2 power blocks have been placed by Avanzia, which is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the facilities.
The combined cycle power plants are owned by the Mexican utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
Under the deal, the facilities will be equipped with two SGT6-5000F gas turbines and two SGEN6-1000 generators manufactured by Siemens.
The SGT6-5000F gas turbines from the German firm offer an electrical power output of up to 232MW. The models are expected to deliver utmost cost efficiency when working at peak-, intermediate and/ or base-load duty.
Power units at the plants, which are located in Tula in the municipalities of Hidalgo in central parts of the country, are likely to be commissioned by summer 2017.
Once operational, the project will be able to meet the energy requirements of around 300,000 homes in the country.
Siemens Power and Gas Large Gas Turbine Sales Americas vice-president John M Wilson said: "Working with CFE and private IPPs Siemens will maintain a strong presence in the Mexican market. Our SGT6-5000F is a proven and an environmentally friendly gas turbine technology."
Siemens will manufacture the equipment at its chief production unit for Siemens 60Hz power generation, located at Charlotte, North Carolina in the US.
Image: Tula 1 and 2 power blocks in Mexico will house two SGT6-5000F gas turbines manufactured by Siemens. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.