Iberdrola has received a contract from the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to build the 887MW Noroeste combined cycle power plant in Sinaloa state, Mexico.


Under the contract, Iberdrola will be responsible for the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the $400m power plant.

The Noroeste plant will feature Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS)-built M501J model gas turbines.

Iberdrola will also set up all additional facilities such as the power lines and the transformer substation to connect the power plant to the Mexican electricity grid.

Upon commissioning in January 2019, the facility will generate electricity required to meet the power needs of more than three million Mexicans.

Power generated from the facility will be sold to the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) under 25-year power purchase agreement.

In September 2015, Iberdrola was selected to build 850MW Noreste combined cycle power plant in the municipality of Escobedo in the state of Nuevo León, with an investment of $400m.

Planned to be commissioned in 2018, the facility will feature MHPS gas turbines and a steam turbine as well as Foster Wheeler-built boilers.

Iberdrola currently has $2bn worth energy generation projects under construction in the country.

The projects also include Baja California III, Dulces Nombres II and Escobedo combined cycle plants, as well as Ramos Arizpe, San Juan del Río and Altamira cogeneration plants.

By 2019, Iberdrola is expected to have 8GW of installed power generation capacity in Mexico.

Image: Iberdrola CEO Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan. Photo: courtesy of Iberdrola, S.A.