Two hydrogenerators manufactured by Power Machines for the La Yesca hydroelectric project currently under development in Mexico have been delivered to the Port of Altamira.
Under the terms of the project contract, Power Machines is to supply two hydraulic turbines rated at 375MW each, two hydrogenerators, and auxiliary equipment.
Activities now being carried out at site involve installation of handling equipment and embedded parts. The manufacture of hydraulic turbines and hydrogenerators has been completed in full. Commissioning of the project’s first and second hydraulic units is scheduled for January and April 2012 respectively.
La Yesca will have the world’s highest concrete-faced earthfill dam once complete, with the structure standing 220m high. The plant’s overall rated power will amount to 750MW.
This hydropower plant is to become part of the hydraulic power system on the Río Grande de Santiago river in Jalisco and Nayarit states. Two previously constructed plants included in this power system- 975MW Aguamilpa and 750MW El Cajon projects – are also equipped with power facilities supplied by Power Machines.