Generation, Natural Gas

Alstom to equip Iberdrola natural gas power plant

Alstom won contracts worth about $450 million to supply a power island (KA24) for Iberdrola’s Monterrey III combined-cycle power plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon. The contracts also include a long-term service agreement for new unit 5 and for the existing 4 units. The commissioning is scheduled in 2016.

The new unit, consisting of one GT24 gas turbine — the 11th in Mexico overall — a steam turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator, will use Alstom’s upgraded gas turbine technology.

It offers optimum reliability, operational flexibility, availability and performance to balance load production in the region, which has high power demands from industrial users. The new unit will have an installed capacity of about 338 MW and will help Iberdrola keep up with growing energy needs in the region.

During the five decades Alstom has installed more than 11,000 MW worth of electricity-generating equipment in Mexico, nearly 20 percent of the total capacity, 3,000 MW of which correspond to combined-cycle plants.