GE and Toshiba turbines powering 907 MW plant in Mexico

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GE announced that Techint’s Norte III combined cycle power plant in Mexico has achieved the start of commercial operation using four GE 7F.04 gas turbines paired with four GE H33 generators and two steam turbines from Toshiba.

Under the terms of the agreement signed in 2018,

GE will also operate and maintain the 907-megawatt plant, located in the municipality of Ciudad Juárez, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, for the next

25 years



At the start of 2015, Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) commissioned the development of a combined cycle power plant just south of Ciudad Juarez in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, to help meet the growing need for electricity in the region. The Chihuahua region was identified in the 15-year infrastructure development program for the enhancement of Mexico’s national electric system–PRODESEN 2017-2030—as a “deficient node,” given its expected growth in the next decade. The Norte III combined cycle plant will help to support this growth.

As part of the 25-year operations agreement, GE will provide a full spectrum of digital solutions, including GE’s Asset Performance Management and Operations Optimization solutions to help predict and reduce unplanned downtime and improve power plant productivity. GE’s software will provide direct support to the GE O&M team in achieving the guaranteed capacity outcome.

GE has its third largest 7F gas turbine installed base in the world in Mexico, where GE began its operations in 1896. GE’s 16,000-square-meter Morelia Service Center, located in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, provides maintenance, testing and repair solutions for the Latin American region.