Toshiba secures contract for concentrated thermal power plant

Toshiba Corporation has secured a contract from Abengoa subsidiary Abener Energía to supply equipment for a solar thermal power plant in Mexico.

Under the terms of the agreement, Toshiba will supply a high-efficiency 242 MW steam turbine and generator for the 264 CC Centro natural-gas fired power plant.

Mexico’s state-owned electricity utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is developing a 640MW combined-cycle power plant and has awarded Abener a full turnkey contract for the project. The supply of equipment is scheduled for May 2013, and plant is expected to begin operation later in the same year.