CFE awards contract to Andritz for turbine rehab at 350-MW Temsacal hydroelectric plant

Mexican state utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (FCE) has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro and Andritz Hydro GmbH for turbine rehabilitation at the 350-MW Temsacal hydropower project.

The US$26.5 million deal will see Andritz and its Mexican subsidiary overhaul four of Temascal’s 38.5 MW turbine generators, which, CFE said, is expected to extend the plant’s life by 25 years.

Andritz is to provide all engineering, design, manufacturing, construction, testing and commissioning services associated with the rehabilitation project. Work is expected to be completed by September 2018.

Temsacal is located in the state of Oaxaca. The plant first began operating in 1959.

HydroWorld.com reported CFE had awarded a contract to Telvent of Spain to replace the facility’s control system in March 2006.

The company also awarded a contract to a consortium for the construction of the 240-MW Chicoasen 2 plant earlier this year.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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