Combined cycle plant for Mexico

ABB Alstom Power has won a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth Euro250m ($266m), for Unit III of the Rosarito power plant, 22 km south of Tijuana, Mexico. The new unit scheduled for completion by July 2001 will increase the total output of the plant by 540 MW to 1170 MW.

ABB Alstom will supply two single shaft power trains each comprising one GT24 gas turbine, an associated heat recovery steam generator, steam turbine and generator, as well as the overall power plant control system and balance of plant.

The order was placed by Rosarito Power S.S. de C.V. a special-purpose company owned by ABB Energy Ventures and Nissho Iwai, a Japanese trading company. The project is tendered on a build, lease, transfer (BLT) basis by Mexico`s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).