Siemens wins equipment delivery order for 615MW Mexican power plant

19 October 2015 (Last Updated October 19th, 2015 18:30)

German industry giant Siemens has secured a contract to deliver turbines and related equipment for the 615MW Valle de México II combined cycle power plant.

Siemens turbine

German industry giant Siemens has secured a contract to deliver turbines and related equipment for the 615MW Valle de México II combined cycle power plant.

Situated in the municipality of Acolman in Mexico, the natural gas-fired plant will feature two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and one SST6-5000 steam turbine, manufactured by Siemens.

The German firm will also supply three SGen-1000A generators and the SPPA-T3000 control system for the turbines.

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will also be responsible for delivering auxiliary equipment, materials, spare parts and special tools, along with TFA onsite engineering support for the facility.

Siemens has won the contract from the consortium comprising Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Initec Energía, and Avanzia Instalaciones, which is the developer for the power plant under an EPC deal with Mexican power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

"This second order of Siemens’ high efficiency H-class power plant technology demonstrates CFE’s commitment to generate affordable, reliable and sustainable power."

Commissioning of the power plant is expected to be done in December 2017.

Once operational, the power plant will support rising energy demands in the country, which are expected to increase at an average of 4% annually in the central region.

Siemens Latin America Power and Gas Division vice-president José Aparicio said: "This second order of Siemens’ high efficiency H-class power plant technology demonstrates CFE’s commitment to generate affordable, reliable and sustainable power.

"We are glad to be chosen again as a partner for innovation and for meeting Mexico’s energy goals."

The first order for the H-class technology in Mexico was placed in May for the 770MW Empalme I combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Sonora.

Under the terms of a contract from the Sener-led consortium, Siemens will be delivering two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two SGen-2000H generators for the plant, which is expected to start commercial operations in November 2017.


Image: Siemens’ SGT6-8000H gas turbine rotor. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.