Natural gas capacity adds to Mexico power supply

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply two Frame 7FA gas turbines and long-term services for the Norte II combined cycle power plant, an independent power project (IPP) in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.

A consortium formed by South Korean companies Samsung Construction & Trading Corp., Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and Techint Engineering and Construction in Mexico will operate the gas-fired power plant. The engineering, procurement and construciton contractors are Samsung Engineering and Techint Engineering and Construction. Scheduled to enter commercial operation in May 2013, the natural gas-fired Norte II will supply 433 MW of power to Comisión Federal de la Electricidad, the state-owned utility, for use in the northern part of Mexico.

In addition to supplying the gas turbines, GE will provide plant services under a long-term service agreement.

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