Empalme II, operated by Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), will have an installed electrical capacity of 791 MW. Spanish engineering and construction companies Duro Feiguera and Elecnor along with its Mexican subsidiary Elecnor Mexico are building the plant, which is expected to begin commercial operations in April 2018.
Siemens will also provide technical assistance during construction and commissioning of the plant.
A total of six SGT6-8000H gas turbines will be installed in the 770-MW Empalme I, the 791-MW Empalme II and the 615-MW Valle de México combined-cycle plants. Siemens is also supplying two SGT6-5000F gas turbines for the Tulsa power plant in Hidalgo, Mexico.