The Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE) has awarded ACCIONA the design, supply, construction and start-up of the Baja California Sur V thermal power plant for 107 million dollars. The plant, located in La Paz, capital of the State of Baja California Sur, will have a net capacity of 46.8 MW and its turnover is planned for June 2016.
The thermal generation plant makes use of residual fuel from oil to generate electricity using internal combustion engines, making it possible to optimize the crude oil cycle and reuse it with minimal environmental impact in the Baja California Sur Peninsula, which is a setting with high ecological value. The plant will thus contribute to greater energy efficiency in the area, complying with the World Bank's international regulations regarding emissions. Furthermore, ACCIONA has calculated and designed the installation of an innovative NOX (nitrogen oxide) emissions reduction system to comply with its environmental commitment.
The contract includes the expansion (Phase V) of a plant that already has four phases in operation, of which PHASE III was also designed and built by ACCIONA, entering into commercial operation at the end of 2012. The new plant to be built by ACCIONA contributes to power supply for La Paz and the tourist areas in the state, with an estimated coverage of more than 200,000 inhabitants.
ACCIONA has extensive experience as a supplier of generation infrastructure to meet the growing demand for energy in Mexico.