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Cerro Prieto 100 MW Geothermal Plant and 161 kV Substation
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Client: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Location: Mexicali, North Baja, Mexico

The new Cerro Prieto IV 100 MW generation plant consists of four 25 MW turbine-generator units, a 161 kV plant substation, a plant control room, a cooling tower and ancillary facilities and systems. The plant is sited in the Cerro Prieto geothermal resource area in Mexico, one of the largest geothermal power producing areas in the world, with a total installed capacity of 720 MW. The Cerro Prieto complex is owned and operated by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national utility of Mexico. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hired POWER to assist in preparation of MHI’s EPC bid and design the eventual plant based around MHI turbines and condensers. POWER’s responsibilities included plant layout and design, plant substation design, preparation of design and construction documentation, preparation of design criteria, preparation of purchase specifications, equipment expediting and tracking, project scheduling, construction support, and equipment testing.