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Spain’s Acciona awarded Mexican thermoelectric project

Spanish company Acciona has been awarded a $107m contract by Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to design, procure, build and commission the Baja California Sur V power station.

The 46.8 MW thermoelectric power plant, which is scheduled to be operational by June 2016, will use residual fuel oil.

The Baja California Sur thermal power complex already has four phases in operation. Acciona designed and built phase III, which entered into operation at the end of 2012.

The new plant will supply electricity to La Paz and nearby tourist resorts, with its output sufficient to meet the demand of 200,000 people.

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