Mexico's CFE launches intl tender for 25-MW geothermal project

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June 30 (Renewables Now) - Mexican state-owned power company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has launched an international tender seeking a developer that will deliver a geothermal plant with 25 MW of guaranteed net capacity.

The Los Humeros III Phase B plant will be built in the Los Humeros geothermal field located on the eastern side of the state of Puebla and the western part of the state of Veracruz.

According to information available on the Mexican projects hub, Proyectos Mexico, and CFE’s website, the scope of the three-year contract includes the design, construction, equipment and installation of the plant.

The developer is expected to finance the project throughout the construction stage. Once the plant is delivered and is in operating conditions, CFE will make deferred payments in accordance with the provisions of the contract.

An estimated investment amount has not been specified.

Bidders can submit their proposals by January 28, 2021, while the decision will be rendered on February 25. According to an earlier timetable, contract signing was scheduled for November 4, 2020 with construction slated to start the next day.

The bidding process will be carried out electronically, CFE said.

CFE inaugurated the Los Humeros III Phase A geothermal plant, also of 25 MW, in Puebla in November 2017. It then said it had invested USD 47 million (EUR 41.9m) in the project.

Four years earlier, French group Alstom SA (EPA:ALO) announced it had signed a contract to build the Phase A plant on a turnkey basis.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.892)

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