Tuxpan II Gas Combined Cycle IPP


Tuxpan II Project

The world's first IPP project built and operated entirely by Japanese companies

The Tuxpan II Project is an IPP project invested in by Mitsubishi Corporation and Kyushu Electric. Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) provides natural gas for the generation of electricity via highly fuel-efficient gas combined cycle technology. This electricity is then sold back to the CFE under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

This project represents the first instance of an overseas power generation project in which Japanese enterprises took a central role. In addition to the investments by Kyushu Electric and the Mitsubishi Corporation, the construction was handled by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and financing was provided primarily by JBIC and overseas Japanese commercial banks.

As the technology sponsor for this project, Kyushu Electric dispatched several engineers to supervise construction of the power plant. Since commercial operation began, Kyushu Electric's engineers have been in charge of maintenance and operations.

Project Data

Location Veracruz, Tuxpan Region
(Gulf Coast of Mexico, about 250km NE of Mexico City)
Generation Type Natural Gas/Combined Cycle
Capacity 495MW (2 gas turbines, 1 steam turbine)
Fuel Natural Gas (Fuel Provided by PEMEX)
Start of Construction February 1st, 2000
Start of Operations December 1st, 2001
Project Scheme