Alstom Supplies 25-MW Mexican Geothermal Plant

Engineering company Alstom is to supply a geothermal power plant in Mexico under the terms of a €45 million [US $63 million] turnkey contract with Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). When completed in October 2011, the Los Humeros II geothermal power plant will supply electricity to Mexico’s eastern Puebla state.

Los Humeros II and its associated facilities will have a guaranteed net capacity of 25 MW. Alstom will supply the complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), including the geothermal steam turbines, air cooled turbogenerator, turbine control and digital control system, a high voltage electric 115 kv substation, a direct contact condenser, hotwell pumps, cooling tower, fire protection system, HVAC, civil works, project management and leadership, mechanical balance of plant engineering and site supervision.

The turbines will be produced at Alstom’s local manufacturing facility in the municipality of Morelia, Michoacan state. Mexico is the fourth largest geothermal energy producer worldwide after the U.S., the Philippines and Indonesia.

“Los Humeros II geothermal project represents the return of Alstom to the geothermal market since 2000 when four units of 25 MW were built in Los Azufres, Mexico,” said Guy Chardon, senior vice president of Alstom Power Thermal Products.

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