General Electric has won a contract to supply gas and steam turbines to power plants located in Mexico.GE 7HA gas turbine

The contracts will add up to two new gigawatts of power in the country, involving the installation of four 7HA gas turbines, the company said on Thursday.

In a statement to Power Engineering Internaitonal GE Power said it had signed a 12-year agreement worth $120m to provide service to gas and steam turbines in power plants in the Mexican states of Durango and Veracruz.

The deal is with Global Power Generation (GPG), the international power generation subsidiary of Gas Natural Fenosa, a multinational pioneer in the integration of gas and electricity and the main gas distribution company in Mexico and the Kuwait Investment Authority.

The firm said the new combined-cycle gas turbines would have an “extended reach” but did not say what they were worth.

“GE will deploy its Fleet360* total plant solutions to increase performance and extend the maintenance intervals of the gas turbines, steam turbines and generators at GNG’s Fuerza y Energía de Norte Durango power plant in Durango and the Fuerza y Energía de Tuxpan facility in Veracruz.”

“GE is pleased to partner with GPG in this multiyear services agreement to support its goal to improve the performance of its power plants in Durango and Veracruz,” said Ramon Paramio, general manager for GE’s Power Services business in Latin America. “Our agreement with GNG is another example of GE’s decades-long commitment to Mexico’s energy industry. We are committed to supporting Mexico’s long-term goals to boost the efficiency and environmental performance of its power plants throughout the country”.