Geothermal power for Mexico

ALSTOM has won a turnkey order worth around EUR 120 million to supply four 25mw geothermal power plants to the Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad. The plants will be located in Los Azufres, Michoacan state and will convert energy from underground water, heated by magma to very high temperatures, into electricity. The order forms part of the Mexican government’s programme to increase the country’s overall power generation capacity using geothermal sources. ALSTOM recently signed two major contracts in Mexico: for the second phase of the 460 MW Tamuin coal-fired power plant, and for the extension of the Chicoasen hydro power plant near Tuxtla Guiterrez. The company is also constructing three large gas-turbine combined-cycle plants in the country.

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