Pemex Refinación, the refining arm of Mexico's
Pemex, selected a consortium comprised of SENER and
the industrial division of Obrascón Huarte Lain for a
turnkey project to build a 35 MW
cogeneration plant in its Francisco I Madero oil refinery, located in the state of
Pemex said it chose the companies for their
extensive experience in the industrial plant construction sector, in which both
firms have built a strong portfolio of projects in Latin America, Europe
The future facility will be equipped with a heavy-duty type
gas turbine as well as with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator
(HRSG), with supplementary combustion associated to the gas
turbine, which will generate 115 t/h of steam at a pressure of
19 kg/cm² and 275 º C.
This steam will be used within the refinery in the production process
of the new gasoline and diesel desulfurization plants.
The other auxiliary equipment needed by the plant will
include a natural
gas measuring and control station, a system of air
compressors for instrumentation and in-plant use, a continuous
drain recovery system and a treated water cooling system, among
other systems, as well as interconnections with the refinery.
SENER and the industrial division of Obrascón Huarte
Lain will manage the project in full coordination in
a joint venture structure, in which there is a no
division of responsibilities for each company.
SENER said it specializes in turnkey projects in
cogeneration plant construction, a sector in which it
has carried out numerous projects both in Spain and Latin
In Mexico, SENER presently carries out turnkey contracts for
the construction of two cogeneration
plants in the state of Veracruz: the Alpek plant for Temex and
a second one with Obrascón Huarte Lain.