Bii Hioxo Wind Farm

 

The Bií Hioxo Wind Farm is a wind power project with capacity for 234 MW of gross electricity output from 117 variable-speed three-bladed wind turbines with a nominal unit power of 2 MW. It entered commercial operation in October 2014 based on a self-supply energy-sales model.

It is located in the municipality of Juchitán de Zaragoza (Oaxaca) and covers an area of 1,892 hectares generally used for crop and livestock farming.

On average, the wind farm avoids the emission of over 420,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

GPG's Bii Hioxo Wind Farm

Certifications

The wind farm has received ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007) certification,as well as the recent transition to ISO 450001:2018.

Meeting its firm commitment to respect for human rights and, more specifically, traditional ways of life, Global Power Generation has worked continuously with the community concerned — besides the project itself, a wealth generator in its own right — and launched initiatives to improve living conditions for the area’s local inhabitants.

After identifying the needs of the community affected by the project, the company is developing several programmes aimed at various interest groups based on several lines of action:

ico_check_naranja Contribution to the improvement of community infrastructures: Paving for the Playa Vicente Agency; restoration of sites with Zapotec cultural value: Chiguezee Sanctuary and Gue´la´ Be´ñe´ Sanctuary; refurbishment of the Santa Martha sports centre in the 7ma Section; refurbishment work at CENDI; support for the reconstruction of the perimeter fence for the Juchiteco Ecology Forum; Biniza sports facility and schools on the site, in partnership with companies in the sector and the Mexican Wind Power Association (AMDEE).

ico_check_naranja Reforestation of community areas: Reforestation of 168 hectares of Protected Natural Areas in San Antonio el Reten, San Miguel Chimalapa, under supervision by SEMARNAT through the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (CONANP).

ico_check_naranja Support for education and culture: Ongoing training and skills development for the community and volunteers in the fields of Environmental Education (ecosystem services, urban gardens, recycling, circular economy), Financial Education, the Promotion of a culture of peace and values through community films and film discussions.

ico_check_naranja Support for the COVID-19 health emergency: Donation in kind to the “Macedonio Benítez Fuentes” General Hospital and to Juchitán de Zaragoza Volunteer Firefighters to protect medical staff and improve care for patients with COVID-19.

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Norte Durango Combined Cycle Power Plant

 

The Durango Power Plant is the most recent Combined Cycle Power Plant built by GPG Grupo Naturgy in Mexico. It entered commercial operation on 7 August 2010 and operates exclusively on natural gas. The power plant is located on Carretera Federal Nº 40 between Durango and Gómez Palacio at KP 30+115. It includes a plant to treat waste water it receives from the city of Durango, which is some 37 kilometres away from the facility.

The plant has a 2x2x1 configuration, consisting of 2GT + 2HRSG + 1ST. Its two gas turbines (GT) and the steam turbine (ST) were built by Siemens and its heat-recovery steam generator (HRSG) by the Mexican company Cerrey.

The plant has a power output of 465 MW under a PPA contract with exclusivity for CFE (main contract), plus a net output of 105 MW for surplus sale to the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) under the Electricity Industry Act (LIE). In total, the plant has a power output of 570 MW.

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Certifications

The plant has an Integrated Management System and certification in the areas of Quality (ISO 9001-2015), the Environment (ISO 14001-2015) and Safety (ISO 45001-2018).

As for the environment, it also has Level II Performance Clean Industry Certification from Mexico’s Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) and is working towards the Environmental Excellence certification issued by that same body.

As regards safety, the Durango Power Plant has certified staff in ATEX explosive atmospheres and aims to obtain the Safe Industry Certification issued by the Secretariat of Labour and Social Security.

Global Power Generation has worked continuously with the affected community. Besides working on the project itself, which is a wealth generator in its own right, it has launched initiatives that help to improve the living conditions of local inhabitants:

ico_check_naranja Support for the improvement of local communities: Multimedia classrooms for the Abraham González community, donation of school equipment in the communities of Carlos Real, Abraham González and 27 de Noviembre.

ico_check_naranjaReforestation of community areas: Planting of holm oaks, poplars and ash trees, among other species, which will form a natural three-kilometre hedgerow at the entry to the village.

ico_check_naranjaSupporting education and culture: Sponsorship of a hall at the Bebeleche Interactive Museum, as well as a donation towards maintenance. Ongoing collaboration with universities in the State of Durango on guided tours for students and projects for halls of residence and professional internships.

ico_check_naranjaContribution to improving equipment for the Fire Service, Civil Protection Service and Red Cross in the community: Donation in kind of personal protective equipment and other material for some 80 to 90 firefighters; specific training for responses to Civil Protection emergencies; first-aid course and donation in kind of personal protective equipment for 60 Red Cross paramedics.

ico_check_naranjaSupport for the COVID-19 health emergency: Donation in kind for the Red Cross and Zone 1 IMSS General Hospital, for the protection of medical staff and improved care for patients with COVID-19. People who had lost their jobs because the pandemic had also been provided with support, through a donation of food and other basic necessities to the population made in coordination with the DIF of Durango Municipality.

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Tuxpan III & IV Combined Cycle Power Plant

 

The Tuxpan Power Plant entered commercial operation on 23May 2003 and is the group’s plant with the largest installed power capacity outside Spain and one of the largest in Mexico. It has apower output of 1,059 MW under a PPA contract with exclusivity for CFE (main contract), plus a net output of 180 MW for selling surplus energy under a self-supply scheme to industrialists and the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) under the Electricity Industry Act (LIE), for a total output of 1,239 MW.

It comprises two blocks of similar characteristics. Each block has two Mitsubishi 501F gas turbines, repowered by General Electric, two heat recovery boilers and one steam turbine. Each block produces a power output of approximately 619 MW.

Water is taken from the Gulf of Mexico for cooling and consumption, which is treated in two water treatment plants with strict controls on discharge temperature and metal content, to protect the ecosystem surrounding the power plant.

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Certifications

It has Quality and Environment certification and obtained Health and Safety certification in 2008. It subsequently obtained Integrated Certification.It is currently in the process of renewing itsClean Industry Certification from Mexico’s Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA).

Global Power Generation has worked continuously with local communities. Besides working on the project itself, which is a wealth generator in its own right, it has launched initiatives that help to improve the living conditions of local inhabitants:
Contribution to the improvement of community infrastructures: Local communities have been provided with support in the installation of materials to refurbish community infrastructure, such as water wells, bridges, community spaces and community schools.

ico_check_naranja Supporting education: A Scholarships Programme has been maintained since 2017 for students at the Telebachillerato Km. 15, which consists of school maintenance, teaching material, allowances, uniforms and transport for students who meet the requirements of low income and grades. Approximately 80 students receive a scholarship each semester.

ico_check_naranja Support for the COVID-19 health emergency: Donation in kind for the Red Cross and Subzone 26 IMSS General Hospital in Tuxpan for the protection of medical staff and improved care for patients with COVID-19. On the other hand, medical equipment was also donated to medical clinics in Paises Bajos (Km.8) and Práxedes Guerrero (Km.18), which provide primary healthcare to people living in the communities around the power plant. Donations of food and basic necessities were also given to vulnerable families in coordination with the Municipality of Tuxpan.

ico_check_naranja Support for the environment: Collaborative work is being carried out with the Tortuguero R-5 camp located at the beach near the outlet point through the supply of equipment and materials for the search for and relocation of eggs, care of baby turtles and their release into the Gulf of Mexico. Support is also being provided through the donation of teaching material to raise environmental awareness among visitors to the camp.

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Naco Nogales Combined Cycle Power Plant

 

The Naco Nogales Power Plant is located in the municipality of Agua Prieta, Sonora, and entered commercial operation in October 2003.

The plant has a power output of 289 MW under a PPA contract with exclusivity for CFE (main contract), plus a net output of 50 MW for selling surplus energy under a self-supply system and 14 MW to the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) for a total power output of 353 MW.

It comprises two clearly distinct sections:

ico_check_naranjaA Siemens power plant with a W501G GT and an HE steam turbine.

ico_check_naranjaA waste water treatment plant capable of producing 450 m3/h using water from the city of Agua Prieta.

Combined Cycle Power Plant in Naco Nogales in snow

Certifications

The plant has an Integrated Management System and certification in terms of Quality (ISO 9001) and the Environment (ISO 14001). It obtained Environmental Quality Certification in 2006 and Safe Industry Certification in 2008 from the Secretariat of Employment and Social Welfare.

Since 2008, it has also had Clean Industry Certification from Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA).

Global Power Generation has worked continuously with the affected community. Besides working on the project itself, which is a wealth generator in its own right, it has launched initiatives that help to improve the living conditions of local inhabitants and its employees:

ico_check_naranjaContribution to the improvement of community institutions: Provision of resources for the Municipal DIF, as well as the Red Cross, a water park and various educational institutions.

ico_check_naranjaSupporting education and culture: Donations have been made to education centres for the improvement of nurseries. Talks on climate change are given to local schools year after year.

ico_check_naranjaReforestation in the community: At least two reforestation projects take place every year in various parts of the community to support biodiversity.

ico_check_naranjaSupport for the COVID-19 health emergency: Donation in kind for the Red Cross and Subzone 12 IMSS General Hospital for the protection of medical staff and improved care for patients with COVID-19. Donations of food and basic necessities to vulnerable families were also made in coordination with the Municipal DIF of Agua Prieta.

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La Caridad Combined Cycle Plant (O&M)

 

Grupo México, a mining company with the world’s largest copper reserves and lowest copper production costs decided to construct a 500 MW combined cycled plant in Nacozari (Mexico) to ensure the supply and reduced costs of electricity for its operations in the state of Sonora.

The EPC was awarded to Siemens. Grupo México issued an invitation to tender for the facility’s operations and maintenance, in which six internationally top-level companies took part. Operations and Maintenance Energy (O&M Energy) was selected due to its experience in the operation of combined cycle plants and its knowledge of the country.

Thanks to the experience acquired by Naturgy, O&M Energy provides an owner’s vision as an added value and supports Grupo México beyond the running of the facilities.

The La Caridad Combined Cycle Power Plant is the first third-party facility to be monitored by CESOM, Naturgy’s Operations and Maintenance Supervision Centre, from where all the group’s plants are monitored, taking advantage of the experience acquired in each of these to optimise the management of third-party plants, by comparing results and transferring knowledge.

La Central de Ciclo Combinado La Caridad es la primera instalación de terceros monitorizada por el CESOM, el Centro de Supervisión de Operación y Mantenimiento de Naturgy, desde el que se monitorizan todas las plantas del Grupo, aprovechando la experiencia adquirida en cada una de ellas para optimizar la gestión de las demás, comparando resultados y transfiriendo el conocimiento.

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Hermosillo Combined Cycle Power Plant

The Hermosillo Power Plant is the first Combined Cycle Power Plant built by GPG Grupo Naturgy in Mexico. It entered commercial operation on 1 October 2001. It has the unique capacity to start-up with diesel in case there is a natural gas shortage over 10 days of the year. It also has a to treat waste water received from the city of Hermosillo, Sonora.

The plant has a single shaft power configuration consisting of 1Gen + 1GT + 1ST built by Alstom and 1 Heat Recovery Generator built by Duro Felguera. It has a net power output of 270 MW (in winter conditions) under a PPA contract with exclusivity for CFE (main contract) plus 13.5 MW for sale of surplus energy to the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) that began on 20 December 2018. This provides a total power output of 283.5 MW.

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Certifications

The plant has received certification under ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) standards, as well as Clean Industry recognition from Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA). It is currently in the process of renewing this certification.

Global Power Generation has worked continuously with the affected community. Besides working on the project itself, which is a wealth generator in its own right, it has launched initiatives that help to improve the living conditions of local inhabitants:

ico_check_naranja Contribution to the improvement of community institutions: Provision of resources for old people’s homes, as well as the Red Cross in Hermosillo and the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and various education institutions.

ico_check_naranja Support for stakeholders near the power plant: Renovation of hard-to-reach roads in rural areas near the power plant used mainly by vehicles from Ejidatarios, as well as clearing and removal of undergrowth in streams.

ico_check_naranja Reforestation of community areas: Reforestation day events have been organised in Colonias, with Schools of various levels of education and Universities, and environmental education activities held for various age groups.

ico_check_naranja Support for education and culture: Electronic equipment has been donated, installations refurbished and new civil engineering works built, helping to improve the living conditions of people who work at the schools and enhancing student education.

ico_check_naranja Support for the COVID-19 health emergency:  Donation in kind for the Mexican Red Cross branch in Hermosillo, old people’s homes and daycare centres, and the Zone 14 IMSS General Hospital for the protection of medical staff and the improvement of care to patients with COVID-19.

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