The Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) awarded an extension to a diesel power plant located in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California Sur. This involved the addition of a 40-MW two-stroke low speed MAN B&W design 12K90MC-S engine to the already installed two 30-MW two-stroke low speed engines in the same plant.
The success of this project has been confirmed by CFE awarding the construction of a new two-stroke low speed 40- MW plant in the same geographical area, based on one 10- cylinder unit of the same K90MC-S engine type of MAN B&W design, to be extended in the future by two additional units for an aggregate power capacity of the plant in the region of 120 MW.
The plant will be built by Soluziona Ingeniería S.A., a Unión Fenosa (Spain) company affiliate, in a consortium with MAN B&W’s European Union licensee, Izar Construcciones Navales, S.A., Factoria Manises, who is also the engine manufacturer.
The plant will be located in a green-field area, near La Paz, Baja California Sur state capital.
In addition, the project calls for a 7-km express road, a fuel oil pipeline, a seawater pipeline and a desalination plant, as the power plant is located in the desert, away from the coast.
The power plant will comply with local emission limits which correspond to the World Bank’s guideline of 1998.