Wartsila builds 130 MW Mexico gas plant in 11 months

Finnish technology company Wartsila has completed a 130 MW gas-fired power plant in Mexico.

The plant is in the city of Monterrey and operates on seven Wärtsilä 50SG gas engines, each with an output of 18.7 MW. It will provide electricity for a nearby major Asian automobile factory under a long-term power purchase agreement.

The natural gas-fuelled plant was built in 11 months ” from contract signing to going operational ” for Mexican independent power producer Pemcorp on behalf of Texas-based Arroyo Energy Investors.

“Because of our PPA obligations, it was essential to have extremely fast response, both in time-to-market and in operations in order to provide high-quality power to our customer,” said Matthew Ginzberg of Arroyo Energy Investors.

He added that he was now looking “to deploy Wärtsilä technology elsewhere in the region.”

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