Tuesday, April 29, 2014

México: Spain's Acciona Wins US$107 Million Contract to Design, Build and Manage Plant in Baja California Sur

According to The Latin American Tribune, Spain’s Acciona said Monday (April 28) that it has won a $107 million contract from the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to design, build and oversee the start of operations of the Baja California Sur V thermal power plant in México.

The power plant in La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state, will have a net generating capacity of 46.8 MW and is expected to be completed by June 2016.

The contract calls for the expansion of an existing power plant whose first four phases are already in operation.

COMMENT: The power plant provides electricity to La Paz and nearby tourist areas, meeting the energy needs of some 200,000 residents.

The energy facility generates electricity by burning petroleum residues, thus “optimizing the crude oil cycle,” Acciona said.

Acciona is the largest producer of energy from renewable sources in México with 556.5 MW of installed wind generating capacity, or 28% of the country’s total output.