Landmark order for Siemens at Mexican cogeneration plant

Siemens has received an order to supply an H-class gas turbine, and additional equipment for the Altamira combined cycle cogeneration power plant in Mexico.

The entire power plant will have an electrical capacity of around 350 MW and will also provide process steam, making this the largest private cogeneration project to date for Siemens in this country.
Siemens H gas turbine
 In total, Siemens has now received orders for seven H-class gas turbines from Mexico, including this order. Siemens’ customer is the Mexican company Avanzia Instalaciones. The end customer is Alpek S.A.B. de C.V., a subsidiary of Grupo Alfa, S.A. de C.V. Commissioning of the overall facility is scheduled for end of 2018.

“Mexico is a pioneer by integrating efficient power generation solutions that will modernize and increase energy supply in the country. This latest project confirms that Mexico is not just transforming its energy market, it is becoming an energy hub for the continent,” said José Aparicio, head of sales for Latin America within the Siemens Power and Gas Division. “Furthermore, it’s not only the largest private cogeneration project for Siemens in Mexico, but also the first order for an SST-800 industrial steam turbine from the country. Therefore, this is a breakthrough success for us in the changing Mexican energy market.”

Siemens’ scope of supply for the Altamira plant includes one SGT6-8000H gas turbine, one SST-800 steam turbine, one SGen6-100A generator, and one SGen6-2000H generator. Alpek will utilize the electricity and process steam from the new plant for its industrial production and feed excess electricity into the Mexican grid.

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