7 January 2005 – GE Energy is to supply a new combined cycle power plant that will produce 1135 MW of electricity for the Mexican grid.
The plant, located in the municipality of Tamazunchale in Mexico, will use four of GE’s Frame 7FA gas turbines as well as two steam turbines and additional equipment and services. The new facility will burn natural gas and will operate at 56 per cent combined cycle efficiency. It is scheduled to begin commercial operation in June 2007.
Iberdrola Energía Tamazunchale S.A. de C.V., an affiliate of Iberdrola Mexico, is the plant owner and operator, while Iberinco Mexico will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.
In addition to the four Frame 7FA gas turbines, the contract includes two GE D11 reheat, 60-hertz steam turbines, six hydrogen-cooled generators, four heat recovery steam generators, a plant industrial control system and a plant central emissions monitoring system.
GE and Iberdrola Energía have also signed a 25-year contractual service agreement that covers planned and unplanned outages and includes performance guarantees.