Spain-headquartered engineering and technology group SENER is to build a cogeneration plant for Gondi, a leading paper manufacturer in Mexico.

The plant in Guadalupe Nuevo León will supply electricity, steam and cold water to the what is Mexico’s most modern paper plant.

In the first phase of the project, SENER will build a steam plant with two boilers and an electric substation, which is scheduled to go into operation in early 2020.

There is then a future option to execute a second phase to develop the cogeneration scheme in 2021-2022.

SENER will be responsible for all engineering, materials, project management, construction and start-up, as well as for training the operations personnel for two backup boilers.

This latest deals builds on an extensive track record for SENER in the Mexican energy sector: it has implemented 29 projects in country covering the combined cycle, cogeneration, oil, gas and mining sectors, 16 of them EPC or turnkey contracts.