“Dulces Nombres II” Combined Cycle (Mexico)
Inaugurated in early November 2016
Iberdrola, the most important private producer of electricity in Mexico, is growing its share of the energy market in the country.
The multinational electric utility company has one of the most efficient and flexible combined cycle power plants in Mexico. Located close to the city of Monterray, the power plant aptly named “Monterray III” has been in operation since 2002. Until now, the plant consisted of four operating units with an installed capacity of 962 MW.
In 2016, Iberdrola decided to build a fifth unit, known as “Dulces Nombres II” with an installed capacity of around 300 MW. After successfully completing the testing phase, this unit became operational in early October 2016.
The new plant will operate solely as combined cycle (there is no gas by-pass chimney), without post-combustion. The facility has an evaporative cooler, an additional component that will improve the performance of the gas turbine and develop its potential in this warm and dry location.
IDOM has collaborated with Iberdrola on the detailed design of the project, sharing the scope of works, of which our firm has developed the mechanical engineering, process engineering and electrical and process control.
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