Fast-track power firm APR Energy is set to supply two GE mobile power plants to help with earthquake recovery operations in Mexico.

The TM2500 flexible-fuel plants will deliver a total of 70 MW of power to Mexican petrochemical giant Pemex for use in bringing the country’s largest oil refinery, the Ingeniero Antonio Dovalí Jaime facility in Oaxaca state, back online after September’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

APR Energy, which bought the units from GE Power in 2016 under the two firms’ ‘fast power alliance’, will be responsible for the mobile plants’ installation, operation and maintenance. The units arrived via air in Mexico this week, APR said.

Carlos Murrieta, director of Pemex Transformación Industrial, said it was “very important we have a turnkey solution that will help us reactivate our facilities after an incident as serious as the one experienced in Mexico”. 

APR Energy chair John Campion added: “Rapid delivery and installation of this power plant will enable Pemex to resume operation of Mexico’s largest refinery, a critical component of the country’s infrastructure.”

He said his firm’s alliance with GE provides “urgently needed power to customers around the world in weeks rather than years.”