Siemens signs contract for La Caridad II combined cycle power plant
The plant is scheduled to achieve commercial operation in the spring of 2014, at which point will be able to supply electricity to the company's copper mines
Erlangen, Germany, November 16, 2011 — Siemens Energy has signed a contract with Minera Mexico for the turnkey supply of a second combined cycle power plant in Mexico. Minera Mexico is a unit of Grupo Mexico.
The plant is scheduled to achieve commercial operation in the spring of 2014, at which point will be able to supply electricity to the company's copper mines. With the Siemens high-efficiency combined cycle power plant, Grupo Mexico will be able to reduce its production costs and thus further strengthen its competitive position.
The La Caridad II combined cycle power plant, will be located in Sonora State, Mexico adjacent to the La Caridad I plant also being built by Siemens. It will have an installed capacity of 250 MW in addition to the 250 MW to be generated at La Caridad I. Siemens will be responsible for the full turnkey supply of the plant, which includes plant engineering, procurement and construction.
The main equipment to be installed in the plant includes an SGT6-5000F gas turbine, an SST-900 steam turbine, an SGEN6-1000A generator, a heat-recovery steam generator, and the complete electrical and SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & control equipment.