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Alstom recently won contracts worth nearly €335 million ($450m) to supply a power island (KA24) for Iberdrola’s Monterrey III combined cycle power plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon.
(The new unit will have an installed capacity of approximately 338 MW)
The contracts also include a Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) for new unit 5 and for the existing 4 units. The commissioning is scheduled in 2016.
The new unit, consisting of one GT24 gas turbine – the 11th in Mexico overall – a steam turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), will use Alstom’s upgraded gas turbine technology. It is expected to offer optimum reliability, operational flexibility, availability and performance to balance load production in the region which has high power demands from industrial users. The new unit, with an installed capacity of approximately 338 MW, will help Iberdrola keep up with growing energy needs in the region.
Philippe Cochet, President of Alstom Thermal Power said Alstom’s gas turbines have been in operation for more than 10 years on units 1,2,3,4 of the Monterrey III power station. “We are proud to continue our long, successful partnership with Iberdrola to expand their generation needs. This experience enables us to provide superior generation and maintenance solutions that ensure reliability and efficiency for Mexico’s industrial consumers for years to come”.
During the five decades Alstom has installed more than 11,000 MW worth of electricity-generating equipment in Mexico, nearly 20 percent of the total capacity, 3,000 MW of which correspond to combined cycle plants.