Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Mitsubishi Corporation, has received a full turnkey order from Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico to build a 50 MW (megawatt) geothermal power generation plant at its Los Azufres III power station.
The power plant, which is slated for completion in December 2014, represents the 12th geothermal power plant to be supplied by MHI to Mexico.
power station in Mexico
Geothermal power generation utilizes geothermal fluid, a mixture of high-temperature water and steam extracted from deep underground reservoirs through production wells. The steam extracted from the fluid is used to rotate steam turbines. Geothermal power generation involves no fuel combustion, so it emits no CO2, and it is not affected by weather in generating power, unlike photovoltaic or wind power generation. Due to these advantages, geothermal power generation has been gathering significant attention as a clean energy that contributes to environmental preservation.
MHI is a leading company in geothermal power generation systems, having to date received orders for more than 100 units from 13 countries. The installed capacity of these units totals 3,010 MW, equal to approximately 30% of the world’s geothermal power generation installed capacity. Leveraging this strong track record and its technological expertise, MHI will continue aggressive marketing activities for its geothermal power generation systems that contribute to efforts to prevent global warming.