GE’s Power Services will provide 25 years of total plant services solutions for the 907 MW Norte III combined-cycle power plant in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. GE Power Services signed the long-term agreements with a consortium formed by Macquarie Capital and Techint. The contracts, valued at approximately $330 million, include an operation and maintenance agreement and a contractual service agreement.
GE will utilize its Fleet360 platform of total plant solutions for the facility, which operates on four of GE’s 7F.04 gas turbines as well as two Toshiba steam turbines. The platform also provides digital solutions and plant-improvement services. GE’s Predix-based asset-performance management and operations-optimization software applications will be deployed. The software will be used to apply advanced data analytics to predict and eliminate unplanned downtime and improve productivity.
Norte III is expected to provide electricity to more than 500,000 houses in Mexico once completed.