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New 60 Hz GE Turbines for Mexican Power Plant

Posted on January 6, 2005

GE Energy announced that it will supply four Frame 7FA gas turbines, two steam turbines, additional equipment and services for a new combined-cycle power plant located in the municipality of Tamazunchale in San Luis Potosi State of Mexico that is designed to produce 1135 MW of electricity for the grid. The new facility will burn natural gas and will operate at 56% combined-cycle efficiency. Iberdrola Energía Tamazunchale S.A. de C.V., an affiliate of Iberdrola Mexico, is the plant owner and operator, while Iberinco Mexico of Mexico City will be the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.

In addition to the four Frame 7FA gas turbines, each site-rated at 165 MW, the contract includes two GE D11 reheat, 60 Hz steam turbines, six hydrogen-cooled generators, four HRSG, a plant industrial control system and a plant central emissions monitoring system, along with site support and training services. GE and Iberdola Energía also have signed a 25-year contractual service agreement that covers planned and unplanned outages and includes performance guarantees. The equipment will be delivered to the project site from October 2005 to January 2006; and commercial operation is scheduled to begin June 1, 2007.

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