Iberdrola set to build Mexican gas-fired plant

Spanish firm Iberdrola has won a contract to build an 887 MW gas-fired power plant in Mexico‘s Sinaloa state.

Investment in the Noroeste combined-cycle plant, to be located north of the city of Los Mochis, is expected to total around $400m.

The plant will feature M501J gas turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS).

Under the terms of the contract, Iberdrola will be responsible for construction and commissioning, as well as owning, operating and maintaining the plant under Mexico’s Independent Energy Producer (PIE) framework. The plant’s power will be sold to state-owned utility the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) under a 25-year contract.

Iberdrola said the project will also involve setting up grid connection facilities including power lines and a substation.

The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019. Once completed, it will bring Iberdrola’s total generation capacity in Mexico to around 8 GW.à‚ 

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