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Alstom To Supply Equipment For 25 MW Geothermal Plant in Mexico

Posted on May 15, 2009

Alstom will supply the complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), including the geothermal steam turbines, air cooled turbogenerator, turbine control and digital control system - all key equipment - for the Los Humeros II geothermal power plant in Mexico's eastern Puebla state.

“Los Humeros II geothermal project represents the return of Alstom to the geothermal market since 2000 when four units of 25MW were built in Los Azufres, Mexico” said Guy Chardon, Senior Vice President Alstom Power Thermal Products. “Alstom’s Geothermal line builds on the group’s proven solutions such as steam turbines, generators, pumps and control systems to expand its renewable offering to its customers.”

Geothermal steam is located some 2-3 km beneath the earth’s surface and extracted to feed the turbine of a geothermal power plant. The resulting energy is low in greenhouse gases, provides base load energy and is immune to fluctuations in fuel prices, since it requires no fuel.

Mexico is the fourth largest geothermal energy producer worldwide after the USA, the Philippines and Indonesia. This latest project represents Alstom’s return to the fast-growing geothermal market, which is currently present in 70 countries worldwide.

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