ABB wins US$ 250-million order for turnkey power plant in Mexico

480-megawatt combined-cycle plant uses advanced GT24/GT26 gas turbine technology

Zurich, Switzerland, April 29, 1998 - ABB, the international electrical engineering group, has been awarded a turnkey contract to build a 480-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The US$ 250-million order was placed by the national power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad. The plant is scheduled for completion by January 2000.

Under the terms of the contract, ABB will supply two GT24 gas turbines as well as the associated heat recovery steam generators, two steam turbines, the air cooled generators, the overall power plant control system, and the balance of plant equipment. ABB is also responsible for the engineering and civil work as well as the complete installation and commissioning. The GT24 turbine delivers high thermal efficiency and low emissions while reducing operating costs.
The contract follows orders for GT24/GT26 turbines at combined-cycle power plants in Taiwan, the U.K, and the U.S.
ABB’s Power Generation Segment employs more than 43,000 people worldwide with orders in 1997 of US$ 10 billion. The ABB Group employs approximately 213,000 people with orders in 1997 of about US$ 35 billion. (End)

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