Siemens announced it will provide H-class gas turbines and related technologies to a combined-cycle power plant in Acolman, Mexico.
Once complete, the new 615-MW Valle de México II power plant will rely on two Siemens SGT6-8000H gas turbines, one SST6-5000 steam turbine, three SGen-1000A generators, and an SPPA-T3000 control system.
The purchaser of the equipment is a consortium of Spanish companies Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Initec Energía, and Mexican company Avanzia Instalaciones, all owned by Spanish Construction and Services Group ACS. Together, the companies will serve as the EPC contractor for the project.
The plant is expected to begin commercial operation in December 2017.
This is not the first time Siemens has supplied H-class gas turbines to Mexican power plants in 2015. In May, the company was awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to the Empalme I Combined Cylce Power Plant in Sonora, Mexico.
All gas turbines, steam turbine and generators will be manufactured at Siemens’ gas turbine manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina.