Dutch power generation company InterGen has commenced operations at the 205MW combined-cycle natural gas turbine power plant near the municipality of San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Located approximately 160 miles from Mexico City, the $217m San Luis de la Paz facility is built adjacent to the company’s majority-owned 600MW Bajio plant.

Under a 20-year deal, majority of the power generated from the San Luis de la Paz plant will be sold to a mining company with the remaining supplied to industries in the region.

Samsung Engineering managed the construction of the power plant.

InterGen president and CEO Neil Smith said: "We are committed to expanding our business in Mexico and providing energy solutions to a variety of customers in the country."

Jointly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and China Huaneng /Guangdong Yudean, InterGen operates 12 power plants in the UK, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australiawith a a combined capacity of 7,892MW.