Mitsubishi M501J gas turbines chosen for combined cycle plant in Mexico

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) has been awarded a contract by Spain-based Iberdrola SA, to provide two M501J gas turbines and one steam turbine for the (Comisión Federal de Electricidad) CFE Noreste combined cycle power plant, located in Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico.



The Noreste Power Plant is said to be the first in Mexico to feature the M501J, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) latest gas turbine technology. The two M501J gas turbines for Noreste will be manufactured at MHPSA’s Savannah Machinery Works in Savannah, Georgia.


CFE recently awarded Iberdrola a contract for an 850 MW combined cycle power plant to supply electricity to help meet the growing demand in northeastern Mexico. This project is likely to be completed in July 2018. 

Once installed, it will be the most efficient and one of the largest combined cycle power plants in Mexico.


David Walsh, MHPSA’s President and CEO said, “The MHPS awarded and installed ATGT fleet is 53 percent larger than the total combined fleet of all other OEMs. Iberdrola’s decision to select the M501J was strongly influenced by the sizable commercial fleet already in operation, along with the turbine’s unmatched reliability and efficiency.”