Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502), one of the world's leading suppliers
of thermal power generation equipment, today announced that it has been
selected to supply thermal power generation equipment for the retrofit
and modernization of the Altamira Thermal Power Plant in Tamaulipas
State, northeastern Mexico. Under the terms of the contract, Toshiba
will supply Isolux Corsán a major constructor of EPC generation plants,
with two high-efficiency 165MW steam turbines and related equipment.
Altamira is currently equipped with two 158MW steam turbines and
generators that Toshiba shipped to Comisión Federal de Electricidad
(CFE), Mexico's state-owned electricity utility, in the early 1970's.
CFE, the owner of Altamira, awarded an Isolux Corsán -led consortium, an
engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the
retrofit and upgrade of the plant, including fuel conversion from oil to
petroleum coke. Isolux awarded the steam turbine contract to Toshiba on
the strength of the company's comprehensive technological and supply
capabilities and its extensive experience in Mexico. Toshiba will
deliver the equipment in 2016, and the upgraded power plant is scheduled
to start commercial operation in 2017.
Mexico currently meets over 70% of its energy needs with thermal power.
Under its 2013-2027 Energy Strategy, the country aims to generate
cleaner and more efficient energy, and to achieve the balanced
generation mix essential for ensuring a long-term, stable and secure
power supply. In coming years, this plan, and investments in advanced
new power plants, will support Mexico in further strengthening its
Toshiba is an established presence in the North American thermal power
steam turbine market, and has a reputation for advanced technical
capabilities, competitive products and reliable delivery and operation.
In the United States and Canada, Toshiba is a market leader in orders
received and has supplied over 90 units. In Mexico, too, Toshiba is a
major player. Since entering the market in 1973, the company has
delivered 23 steam turbines and generators, including equipment for two
combined-cycle projects-Valladolid, which started operation in 2006,and
264 CC Centro, now under construction, and geothermal plants.
Toshiba will continue to reinforce its thermal power plant business in
North America, including plant retrofits and modernizations, by
providing highly efficient and reliable equipment and services.
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