Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) is to supply two J-series gas turbines and a steam turbine to a new combined cycle plant in Mexico.

The 890 MW Noroeste plant will be in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, and built by Spain’s Iberdrola, which has signed a 25-Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems J series gas turbineyear power purchase agreement for the facility with the Mexican Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

The power plant will be equipped with two MHPS M501J gas turbines, each rated at 327 MW, and one MHPS TC4F steam turbine.

MHPSA’s contract with Iberdrola also includes a long-term service agreement.

Iberdrola has been operating in the Mexican market for nearly 19 years. Miguel Vallejo, president of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems de Mexico, said: “Iberdrola is a very important player in the Mexican energy sector and worldwide, not only as producer but also as a technology developer, and now a strategic partner for MHPSA. Iberdrola’s selection of the J-technology was strongly influenced by CFE’s desire for proven operational experience and industry leading performance.”     

He added that both Iberdrola and CFE “have embraced the M501J gas turbine because of its unique combination of industry-leading combined-cycle efficiency approaching 62 per cent, and proven reliability in excess of 99 per cent.”