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Siemens has been active in Mexico for 116 years and is the country’s largest supplier of power generation and distribution equipment and industrial systems and solutions. Siemens in Mexico contributes to the development of the country’s technical infrastructure by partnering with both the public sector and private industry.
In fiscal 2011 (October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011), Siemens’ sales to customers in Mexico amounted to EUR 694.9 million and new orders totaled EUR 843.4 million. Siemens currently has around 6,090 employees in Mexico.
Siemens’ activities in Mexico date back to 1894. The company’s earliest prominent projects included providing the first electric lighting for the Paseo de la Reforma Boulevard in Mexico City and constructing the Necaxa hydro power plant, which is still in operation.
Siemens was awarded a turnkey contract to build the La Caridad I power plant. This will be the first completely self-supplied power plant sold by Siemens to the Mexican private sector. The scope of the project includes a SGT6-5000F gas turbine; a SST-900RH steam turbine with generators; a heat-recovery steam generator; electrical equipment; a SPPA-T3000 instrumentation & control system; and civil works. The contract’s scope also includes a 16-year maintenance program covering the main components and a 4-year operating contract. The plant design will ensure maximized efficiency, environmental friendliness, high availability and reliability. The La Caridad I power plant will generate 250 MW.