Elecnor awarded the expansion of six substations in Mexico
Elecnor awarded the expansion of six substations in Mexico
• The contract worth USD 5.7 million was awarded by the Mexican CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad — Federal Electricity Commission).
Madrid, 3 may 2019

Elecnor has been awarded a contract for the expansion of six substations in Mexico worth USD 5.7 million. The project, awarded by the Mexican CFE, will create around 300 jobs in the states of Guanajuato and Baja California. It will be completed over the next 450 days, with a scheduled end date in June 2020.

The six substations have voltages of 115 kV and 161 kV, with a total capacity of 174 MVAr. Two of the substations (León Substation III and León Substation IV) are located in León in the state of Guanajuato, and the remaining four (Mexicali Oriente Substation, Cachanilla Substation, CETYS Substation and González Ortega Substation) are in Mexicali in the state of Baja California.

Elecnor Mexico

Elecnor's 25-year presence in Mexico is evidenced by 70 electrical substations with a combined total of 7,000 MVAr of installed power, over 1,100 kilometres of overhead transmission lines and 255 kilometres of fibre optic cables, the construction or refurbishment of six hospitals, and the development of two combined cycle power plants, a hydroelectric power plant and a gas pipeline measuring approximately 170 kilometres.

Most significant recent projects:

₋ Empalme II Combined Cycle Power Plant, with a power capacity of 791 MW.

₋ Morelos gas pipeline (170 km).

₋ Red Occidental power transmission — four transmission lines (400 and 115 kV).

₋ Agua Prieta II Combined Cycle Power Plant, with a power capacity of 394 MW.

₋ Tizimín Wind Farm (75 MW).