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Iberdrola recently won a contract to build the 887MW Noroeste combined cycle power plant in Sinaloa state, Mexico, at a cost of $400m. Under the contract, Iberdrola will be responsible for the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the power plant, as well as being the owner of the facility.
The Noroeste plant will be equipped with M501J model gas turbines from Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS). Contracted by the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Iberdrola will set up additional facilities such as power lines and the transformer substation that are required to connect the power plant to the Mexican electricity grid.
The plant is expected to begin operations and connect to the grid in January 2019. The electricity generated at the facility will be enough to cater to three million Mexican homes, which will be sold under a 25-year contract.
Iberdrola also has $2bn worth of energy generation projects under construction in the country. The projects include Baja California III, Dulces Nombres II and Escobedo combined cycle plants. The new Noroeste plant brings the company's capacity under construction up to 2,500MW.