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Posted on November 16, 2011

Siemens Energy has signed a contract with Minera México for the turnkey supply of a second combined cycle power plant in Mexico. Minera México is a subsidiary of Grupo México, a mining company and copper producer.

The La Caridad II combined cycle power plant will be located in Sonora State, Mexico adjacent to the La Caridad I plant, which Siemens is also building. The La Caridad II will have an installed capacity of 250 MW in addition to the 250 MW generated at La Caridad I.

Siemens will be responsible for the full turnkey supply of the plant, which includes plant engineering, procurement and construction. The main equipment to be installed in the plant includes an SGT6-5000F gas turbine, an SST-900 steam turbine, an SGEN6-1000A generator, a heat-recovery steam generator, and the complete electrical and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation and control equipment.

The plant, which will supply electricity to the company’s copper mines, is scheduled for commercial operation in spring 2014. With the power plant, Grupo México will be able to reduce its production costs, Siemens said.

For more information: www.siemens.com

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