ALSTOM wins 120 million euro order for 4 geothermal power plants in Mexico

PARIS, Jan. 4, 2001 (PRNewswire) à‚– ALSTOM has won a turnkey order worth around 120 million euros to supply 4×25 MW geothermal power plants to Mexican utility, Comision Federal de Electricidad.

The plants will be located in Los Azufres, Michoacan state, and will convert energy from underground water, heated by magma to very high temperatures, into electricity.

The order, which underlines ALSTOM’s position as a full-range supplier of power generation services and equipment, forms part of the Mexican government’s programme to increase the country’s overall power generation capacity using geothermal sources.

ALSTOM recently signed two major contracts in Mexico: for the second phase of the 460 MW Tamuin coal-fired power plant, and for the extension of the Chicoasen hydro power plant near Tuxtla Guiterrez. The Company is also constructing three large gas turbine combined cycle plants in the country.

ALSTOM is the global specialist in energy and transport infrastructure. The company serves the energy market through its activities in the fields of power generation, power transmission and distribution, power conversion and electrical contracting and the transport market through its activities in rail and marine.

Following the full integration of the power generation activities, ALSTOM today has annual sales in excess of 20 billion euros and employs approximately 140,000 people worldwide.

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