The new grid channels and transports the energy generated at the Empalme II combined-cycle power plant
ACCIONA Industrial has completed construction of the power grid that will transport the energy generated at the Empalme II combined-cycle power plant in the state of Sonora, Mexico.
The new infrastructure includes 117 kilometres of 400 Kv power lines and four substations (230 Kv and 400 Kv, one GIS). The design and construction contract was awarded in November 2015, with a budget of $90 million (1.62 billion Mexican pesos), making it the first power grid contract awarded to ACCIONA by the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
The project was undertaken in accordance with the rules and specifications of the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission, coordinated by Mexico’s National Energy Control Centre (CENACE), which has operational control over the national electricity system.
ACCIONA Industrial has extensive experience in the design and construction of power grids and electrical substations in different voltages (up to 400Kv).
In Mexico, ACCIONA Industrial is currently constructing the power grid for the Topolobampo III combined-cycle power plant, comprising four components (two power lines and two substations located in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora). The project includes construction of two power lines (400 and 230 kV) with a total length of 276 kilometres of high-voltage line, and two substations with these voltages.
ACCIONA Industrial opened its first office in Mexico in 1978, which was a priority market for the company. ACCIONA is carrying out major projects in the country across all of its business areas - infrastructure (Construction, Water, Industrial and Services), renewable energy, and other businesses such as real estate (through ACCIONA Real Estate Parque Reforma).
The company’s emblematic works include the Phase V thermal power station in Baja California Sur, the Jala-Puerto Vallarta Highway, the first General Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Nogales, and the Atotonilco waste water purification plant, the world’s largest water treatment plant, among others.