Spanish renewable energy project developer Abengoa (ABG) is to develop the first hybrid solar-gas plant in Mexico, integrated with a combined cycle plant.
The new solar field, to be located in town Agua Prieta, has the support of the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission and the Global Environment Facility of the United Nations’ Development Program.
Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design, and start-up of the innovative solar-gas hybrid technology.
The concentrated solar power (CSP) plant will be made up of a 12MW solar field of parabolic trough collectors and aims to be in operation within the next 22 months.
The next phase of the project is a combined cycle plant capable of generating up to 464.4MW of power. It will include two gas turbines, one steam turbine, a heat exchanger, cooling, condensing and power systems, and auxiliary equipment and systems.
Abengoa has already had experience with CSP plant projects in Morocco and Algeria. The Agua Prieta II CSP plant, Abengoa’s third international CSP project, will be the first of its kind in Mexico. Abengoa has been implementing innovative and sustainable solutions in Mexico since 1979.
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