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GE Vernova and Iberdrola partner to launch 766MW Topolobampo III in Mexico


GE Vernova’s Gas Power business and Iberdrola Mexico have launched the Topolobampo III power plant in Sinaloa, Mexico. Powered by GE’s H-class combined cycle equipment, it supports Mexico’s renewable grid, generating 766 MW to power over 1.6 million homes.


Addressing the nation’s rising energy demand, the plant is in line with Mexico’s plans to double renewable capacity by 2030, increasing solar and wind capacity from 15 GW to 40 GW.


The Topolobampo III power plant employs two 7HA.01 gas turbines and a D650 steam turbine from GE Vernova, along with three H53 generators and advanced plant control systems featuring GE Vernova’s integrated Mark* VIe Distributed Control System (DCS). This setup enables the utilization of real-time data for enhanced outcomes, ensuring stable and efficient operations. The comprehensive package is designed to enhance Iberdrola’s asset visibility, reliability, and availability, while simultaneously reducing operating and maintenance costs. The two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) were provided by CERREY, the local licensee for GE Vernova’s HRSG technology.


“Iberdrola, as a global renewable energy leader, has always been working on more sustainable power generation with a focus on investing in a portfolio of renewable energy, supported by efficient gas power,” said Enrique Alba, CEO, Iberdrola Mexico. “Flexibility is essential for incorporating renewable energy sources into the grid like wind and solar power and GE Vernova’s H-Class equipment, at the heart of our Topolobampo III power plant, is crucial to support the growth of renewables power generation in Mexico. We are proud to celebrate this milestone project with GE Vernova. It further strengthens our longstanding relationship with a player which has always provided us with both the most reliable technology and excellent service across the past 23 years.”


“In Mexico, GE Vernova continues to support the progress of the country’s energy goals, working alongside our long-term customer Iberdrola. As the demand for electricity in Mexico continues to grow at a rapid pace, our HA technology, extended scope products and advanced digital capabilities are helping to transform the way future demands are met by delivering more reliable, efficient and flexible power to the country,” added Dave Ross, President and CEO for GE Vernova’s Gas Power business in the Americas. “We are proud to be part of this exciting project, which marks the first order for our 7HA.01 technology in Mexico. The 7HA gas turbine at its core was engineered from the ground up to be extremely efficient and flexible to help lower emissions and meet fluctuating demand. We expect continued efficiency gains in the years to come.”

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