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Baja California III Combined Cycle Power Plant – 294 MW


The Baja California III combined cycle power plant, with a net capacity of 294 MW, is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, about 20 km from the city of Ensenada in Baja California (Mexico). The plant is operated by Iberdrola under an Independent Power Producer arrangement.

The combined cycle, designed in a multi-axis 1×1 mode, incorporates a gas turbine (186 MW) and a steam turbine (108 MW) with General Electric technology, a recovery boiler with the possibility of post-combustion, and infrastructures for transmission and supply of the natural gas used as fuel.

Located on the shores of the Pacific, the plant will use seawater in an open circuit (once-through) for cooling, with a maximum thermal difference of 7º Celsius, resulting in no impact on the marine fauna in the area.

IDOM collaborated with Iberdrola developing the detailed engineering (Mechanical and Process, Implementation and Design, Electrical, and Instrumentation and Control).

Video presentation of the plant (Spanish), courtesy of Iberdrola


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Detailed Engineering

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