"Mexico is a pioneer by integrating
efficient power generation solutions that will modernize and increase energy
supply in the country. This latest project confirms that Mexico is not just
transforming its energy market, it is becoming an energy hub for the continent,"
said José Aparicio, head of sales for Latin America within the Siemens Power
and Gas Division. "Furthermore, it's not only the largest private
cogeneration project for Siemens in Mexico, but also the first order for an
SST-800 industrial steam turbine from the country. Therefore, this is a
breakthrough success for us in the changing Mexican energy market."
Altamira plant will be constructed in the city of the same name in the state
of Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico. Siemens' scope of supply includes one
SGT6-8000H gas turbine, one SST-800 steam turbine, one SGen6-100A generator, and
one SGen6-2000H generator. Siemens is manufacturing the gas turbine and the
SGen6-2000H generator at its U.S. production facility in Charlotte, North
Carolina. The steam turbine will be manufactured in Goerlitz, Germany, while
the SGen6-100A generator will be manufactured in Erfurt, Germany. The order
also includes four gas-insulated switchgear units: three with a voltage level
of 230 kilovolts (kV) and one with a voltage level of 115 kV. Three of the
switchgear units will be used in the new power plant, with the fourth ensuring
a smooth connection to the Mexican grid. Alpek will utilize the electricity and
process steam from the new plant for its industrial production and feed excess
electricity into the Mexican grid.