Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico has awarded the development of two natural gas combined cycle plants (CCGT) in the state of Yucatán to a consortium formed by Técnicas Reunidas and TSK, which will carry out the design and execution of the plants on a 50/50 basis, and Mitsubishi Power, which will provide the turbine technology. These are the Valladolid and Mérida combined cycle plants, which will have an approximate capacity of 1,000 MW and 500 MW, respectively, and will use state-of-the-art gas turbines capable of reaching maximum efficiency levels. The contract amount for Técnicas Reunidas is USD 335M.
The incorporation of more efficient electricity generation technology, based on natural gas, will allow Mexico to continue reducing the contribution of the most polluting electricity generation plants, which use heavy liquids as fuels, thus helping to decarbonize its electricity system.
In addition, the two plants will provide a significant boost to the socio-economic development of the Yucatán peninsula and significantly strengthen the coverage of its energy needs, as the area has high and growing levels of electricity demand.