Rio Bravo Power Plants

Located in the city of Valle Hermoso in the state of Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico.

The Rio Bravo site has three combined-cycle power plants, and low-carbon combustion technology. Each plant has two natural gas turbines, two threepressure heat recovery systems and a steam turbine. All three plants have a hybrid condensing system that further reduces atmospheric emissions and water consumption.

Characteristics:

Río Bravo II

  • Nominal generating capacity of 495 MW
  • Commercial operation as of January 18, 2002
  • Siemens hybrid combustion turbines that use natural gas as the primary fuel and can operate on diesel fuel
  • CMI Heat Recovery Units
  • Alstom Steam Turbine

Río Bravo III

  • Nominal generating capacity of 495 MW
  • Commercial operation as of January 1, 2004
  • Siemens Natural Gas Combustion Turbine
  • CMI Heat Recovery Units
  • Alstom Steam Turbine

Río Bravo IV

  • Nominal generating capacity of 500 MW
  • Commercial operation as of April 1, 2005
  • Siemens Natural Gas Combustion Turbine
  • CMI Heat Recovery Units
  • Alstom Steam Turbine