The Spanish companies continue their international success path. It is the case of OHL Industrial and SENER, who have joined in a consortium to build a combined cycle plant in Mexico for some 445 million euro. The plant will allow for energy supply in the north of the country following an implementation period of 30 months. This plant, with a capacity of 770MW, will operate on natural gas.
The consortium OHL Industrial and engineering and technology group SENER have signed a contract with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico for the turnkey construction of the combined cycle Empalme I, in Sonora (Mexico).
Empalme I features
The plant called Empalme I will operate on natural gas and will have a capacity of 770 MW featuring two type H Siemens turbines. Once operational in November 2017, the plant will supply electricity to the northern region of Mexico, whose energy demand is expected to grow at a rate of 3.6% annually, according to CFE estimates.
In this project, OHL Industrial and SENER´s scope of works include both the basic and the detailed engineering, supply of all equipment and materials, spare parts and special tools as well as construction, testing and commissioning of the plant. The consortium expects that some 1,500 jobs can be generated within the local community during the construction phase.
Executive vice president of Power & Gas , Siemens in Mexico, said: “We are proud that OHL Industrial and SENER have chosen Siemens’ H technology, which with 16 units already in commercial operation in projects for CFE, is a pioneer in very high efficiency combined cycle plants in Latin America “.
Projects in Mexico of both companies
This new award reinforces the relationship between OHL Industrial and SENER. Both companies carry out major power generation contracts in consortium in Mexico, including two cogeneration plants for Cydsa group and the TG-8 project in the Madero refinery for Pemex, all of which are turnkey contracts. They also run the operation and maintenance of the first in a series of Cydsa’s facilities already delivered and currently in operation.
For OHL Industrial, this contract is the first milestone after the presentation of OHL Group’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 last March 2nd. This plan provides that OHL Industrial achieves a turnover of 1,000 million euro in 2020. Besides the mentioned energy projects, in Mexico the company develops several contracts in the Oil and Gas area , a hydrogen plant, a pumping station and a sulfur solidifying plant as well as EPC monitoring services of the pipeline Los Ramones 2 north and south.
OHL is a strategic project developer of PPPs in all modes of transport infrastructure. According to Engineering News Record (ENR) 2014 ranking, it is the thirty-first largest contractor in the world and the sixth largest in Latin America.
OHL Industrial is OHL Group’s division specializing in the engineering and construction of turnkey industrial plants in the fields of power generation, mining and oil and gas, providing maintenance to the businesses of solids transport equipment and fire protection.
For its part, SENER, global company specializing in the engineering and construction of industrial plants with a strong presence in Mexico, relies on a team of over 400 Mexican professionals.
Among the key projects developed to date in the country, noteworthy is the Agua Prieta II combined cycle plant, the compressor stations Frontera and Los Ramones for the Northeast Pipeline (GDN), the 95 MW Alpek cogeneration plant in Cosoleacaque and the catalytic cracking in the petrochemical plant La Cangrejera for Pemex. Other references in the country are the modernization of the Salamanca refinery for Samsung Engineering and the combined cycle plant Norte.