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GE Supplying Power To Mexican Cogeneration Plant

Posted on May 22, 2012

GE’s LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine technology has been selected for the ALPEK Cogeneration project at its subsidiary Petrotemex’s site in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, Mexico. GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine business recently signed a multimillion-dollar contract to supply two LM6000-PF gas turbine-generator packages to a joint venture including Schrader Camargo of Mexico and Sener of Spain, who are the engineering, procurement and construction contractors for the project.

Supporting the Mexican government’s initiative to encourage more efficient power generation, the cogeneration plant will produce more than 85 MW of electricity and all the site’s steam requirements, GE said.

Powered by the two GE LM6000-PF units, the ALPEK Cogeneration plant will operate at 85% thermal efficiency. The gas-fired facility will begin commercial service in the first quarter of 2014.

The LM6000-PF offers high efficiency, 10-minute start times and reliability, GE said. The units for ALPEK will feature DLE technology, which does not use water and ensures low emissions, the company said.

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