GE has received a contract from Iberdrola to provide HA gas turbine technology for Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant in Mexico.

Under the deal, GE will provide two 7HA.01 gas turbines, D650 steam turbine, three generators, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and the plant control system for the Topolobampo III project.

Once operational in 2020, the Topolobampo III project will produce 766MW of power, which can be distributed to around 2.5 million average Mexican homes.

GEIQ, which is GE’s advanced engineering center in Queretaro, will provide engineering support for the project that includes commissioning, entrance into service and aftermarket operations.

GE has invested around $2bn to develop HA technology, which can start and offer full power in less than 10 minutes to rapidly meet a change in grid demand.

In Mexico, Iberdrola is using GE technologies in its six combined-cycle power plants and four cogeneration plants, which are having around 5,000MW installed capacity

Iberdrola Mexico general director Enrique Alba said: “I would like to acknowledge the great effort made by the teams of both parties, which allowed the creation of strategic alliances with high levels of competitiveness.

“For Iberdrola, being GE’s first client with this technology in Mexico represents an important step that strengthens the relationship between both companies.”

GE’s gas power systems CEO and president Joe Mastrangelo said: “The heavy demand for electricity here continues to grow at a rapid pace, and with our HA and extended scope products and advanced digital capabilities we will transform the way future demands are met by delivering more reliable, efficient and flexible power to the people of Mexico than ever before.”