Power Plants 

Power Plant Extension at La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Another win for MAN Diesel & Turbo low speed prime movers in the power generation market.

The Spanish contractor, Acciona Instalaciones, has received an order from Commission Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico, for a diesel power plant with an MAN B&W 12K80MC-S prime mover. This order will be a 42.3-MW extension to the two existing 43-MW plants at La Paz, Baja California Sur.

The new plant will work in combined cycle with a Bottoming Cycle Steam Turbine (BCST) and produce 42.3 MW (net) at an efficiency rate of 44.34% at site ambient conditions at station busbar.

The engine, and its related equipment, will be supplied by MAN Diesel & Turbo’s licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Korea together with Acciona Instalaciones. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. has already supplied a similar 43-MW plant at La Paz, Baja California Sur.

The MAN B&W 12K80MC-S plant is going to run on local, cost-effective fuel, with a viscosity of around 1100 cSt at 50°C and 4.3% sulphur content – the first two engines already operate successfully on the same fuel. The new installation complements the existing facility with one MAN B&W 10K90MC-S engine and one MAN B&W 12K80MC-S engine and fulfils all local environmental regulations.