Siemens to supply turbines for 791MW Mexican combined cycle plant

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Siemens recently received an order from a consortium between Duro Felguera, Elecnor and Elecnor Mexico to deliver turbines for 791MW Empalme II combined-cycle power plant in Sonora, Mexico. Siemens will supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two SGen6-2000H generators for the Empalme II combined cycle plant.

The project, estimated to cost $397m, will be equipped with two gas turbo-generator units, two heat recovery boilers with three pressure levels and a steam turbine. The power plant is expected to be completed in April 2018, and the state-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) will be in charge of its operations.

The firm will also be offering technical assistance during construction and commissioning of the facility, for which the consortium is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.


Besides 791MW Empalme II, the German conglomerate has won orders for six H-class gas turbines for the 770MW Empalme I and 615MW Valle de México II combined cycle power plants in Mexico, since early 2015.

A total of six model SGT6-8000H gas turbines are to be installed in the Empalme I (770 MW), Empalme II (791 MW) and Valle de México II (615 MW) combined cycle power plants. Siemens is also supplying two SGT6-5000F gas turbines for the Tula plant located in Hidalgo, Mexico. These four power plants have a combined electrical capacity of 2,727 MW, and can supply electricity to one million households in Mexico.