Russian firm ships first equipment to Mexico’s 750-MW La Yesca

The first shipment of turbine components and other hydro-mechanical equipment has been dispatched to Mexico’s 750-MW La Yesca hydroelectric project by Russian equipment supplier JSC Power Machines.

As subcontractor to contractor Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA), Power Machines is to deliver two 375-MW hydropower turbines and other hydro-mechanical and electrical equipment to the project on the Santiago River. The first unit is to operate in January 2012, followed by the second in April that year.

Power Machines sent off the first shipment in July 2009, comprising a crane for the machine hall, nodes for two turbines, and auxiliary hydro-mechanical equipment. The next shipment, planned for the third quarter of 2009 is to include a generator, more turbine components, and additional hydro-mechanical equipment.

Power Machines said its share of the US$800 million project comes to US$200 million. Equipment supplier OMZ Group reported in March its IZ-ZMK unit signed a contract with Power Machines to supply rotors and stators for La Yesca. (HydroWorld 3/20/09)

Mexico President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa gave the order in March to begin diversion of the Santiago River, starting dam construction in Jalisco State near the border of Nayarit State. (HydroWorld 3/16/09)

La Yesca’s US$767 million, 220-meter-tall concrete-faced rockfill dam will be one of the tallest of its type and 34.5 meters taller than Mexico’s 750-MW El Cajon project, which began operation in 2007. Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad awarded a contract to build La Yesca in 2007 to a consortium led by ICA.

Previous articleThree more giant turbines sail to Russia’s 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya
Next articleChina to unveil plan for hydropower

No posts to display