Mitsubishi to build geothermal power plant in Mexico

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Mitsubishi Corp., on Sept.6  said it received a full turnkey order from Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico to build a 50 MW geothermal power generation plant at its Los Azufres III power station.

The Los Azufres III power station will be in Michoacan, about 250 kilometers west of Mexico City. For this construction project, MHI will be responsible for engineering, manufacture, procurement and installation of major components, including the steam turbine, and balance of plant (BOP), as well as civil engineering work. The generator will be supplied by Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

CFE, a state-owned electric utility, generates, transports, distributes and markets electric power under the administration of the country’s Ministry of Energy.

Mexico ranks fifth in the world in terms of geothermal resources, and MHI has delivered five geothermal power plants to the Los Azufres power station and six units to the Cerro Prieto power station.

The power plant is expected to be completed by December 2014.

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