Energy

Canadian Solar's first photovoltaic plant in Mexico is now fully operational
Ontario-based Canadian Solar Inc. today announced its first solar power project of 68 MWp in Mexico started commercial operations last month. The facility, located in the central state of Aguascalientes, is powered by over 200,000 Canadian Solar high-efficiency poly modules CS6U-P.  The plant wil...
Cemex develops US$ 320 million solar park in Zacatecas
Cemex will venture for the first time in the development of a solar farm with a project in the state of Zacatecas. The facility will require a US$ 320 million investment and will have an output capacity of 378 MW. This initiative was revealed by Beatriz Padilla, business development advisor of Ceme...
Cemex requests permits to build a US$ 20 million photovoltaic plant in Hidalgo
Mexico-based global building materials company Cemex plans to invest more than US$ 20.7 million to build a photovoltaic plant in the state of Hidalgo, according to public documents filed in order to receive authorization from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). The gazette...
CFE relaunches tender for combined-cycle power station
Mexico's federal electricity company CFE relaunched a tender for the Topolobampo III combined-cycle power station. The 666MW plant is planned to be built in the municipality of Ahome in Sinaloa state, on the country's Pacific coast. The winning bidder would develop, build, own, operate and maintain...
CFEnergia inks first deal to supply gas for petrochemical company in Sinaloa
Gas y Petroquimica de Occidente, S.A. de C.V. (GPO), G2X Energy Inc. and CFEnergia (CFEn) announced that they have entered into a 15-year natural gas transportation and supply contract in support of a new fertilizer plant to be built by GPO in Topolobampo, Sinaloa.  The 81,000 MMBtu/day contract w...
Chevron chooses Hermosillo to open its first Mexican gas station
Chevron announced its plans to introduce the Chevron brand to Mexico, with the opening of the first Chevron-branded station expected in the coming weeks in Hermosillo, Sonora. Through its subsidiary Chevron Combustibles de Mexico, Chevron plans to work with local partners to participate in the imp...
Chevron planning to import and distribute fuel in Mexico
US Company Chevron expects to have the necessary infrastructure to import, store and distribute the fuel it refines, within a term no longer than three years, in order to keep a sufficient supply chain in Mexico. Jose Parra Villamil, President of Chevron Combustibles Mexico, disclosed this informat...
Chihuahua’s got black gold
CHIHUAHUA – The state of Chihuahua has three reserves of oil and shale gas, located 500 meters and up to 4 kilometers deep between Ojinaga and Coyame, Ojinaga and Aldama, and near Villa Ahumada. Jorge Lopez Uranga, director of Energy of Secretaría de Innovación y Desarrollo Económico of Chihua...
China and Tamaulipas analyze investment opportunities
Tamaulipas governor, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, accompanied the ambassador of the Republic of China in Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi, during his first day of tour in Reynosa and Matamoros, where investment opportunities in energy matters were addressed. The ambassador of the Republic of China in Mexico,...
China anticipates more investment thanks to reforms
Zhu Qingqiao, General Director of the Latin and Caribbean Division of China's Ministry of Foreign Relations, affirmed that investment in Mexico will increase, as well as commercial cooperation.  He highlighted that, thanks to the opening during EPN's administration regarding the energy sector, Chin...
China Offshore Corporation begins deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
The China Offshore Corporation will invest up to US$ 289 million in a 4 to 10-year period to explore block 1 of the deep waters "Lost Fold Belt" in the Gulf of Mexico, after the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) authorized its plan of exploration that includes drilling a minimum of two and maxi...
Chinese company Trina Solar wins bid for photovoltaic project in Zacatecas
Trina Solar, a vertically integrated Chinese solar power company, announced that it won a total of 104 MWp of solar power projects last month during Mexico’s third long-term power auction. Trina Solar partnered with Mitsui & Co., Ltd, as co-investor to enter the auction process of the project...
Chinese firm choses to build a new plant in Indiana over expanding Mexican facility
BeijingWest Industries Co. Ltd. (BWI), a China-based brake and suspension manufacturer whose customers include Audi, BMW, GM and Porsche, will invest more than US $80 million to build a 276,000 square-foot plant in Greenfield, Indiana, creating up to 441 jobs by 2021, according to Inside INdiana Bus...
Chinese firm JinkoSolar strikes deal in Mexico
China's JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) said it has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission for three solar projects totalling 188 MW. The Chinese solar products maker won these projects in April 2016 under Mexico's first long term electricity aucti...
Chinese solar module manufacturer Risen Energy builds US$200-million PV plant in Durango
Earlier this year, Risen Energy Co., Ltd. broke ground at the municipality of Canatlán, Durango in Northern Mexico, to build a 117MW photovoltaic plant, marking the Chinese solar panel manufacturer's formal entry into the build-out phase.  With a total installed capacity of 117MW, the facility is...
CIRCOR Monterrey plant earns two certifications from the American Petroleum Institute
CIRCOR International, a Massachusetts-based supplier of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products for the Industrial, Energy, and Aerospace & Defense markets, announced that its new Monterrey, Nuevo Leon facility has earned API Spec Q1 and Spec 6D certifications from the Americ...
Cisco partners with two firms to open first of its kind oil and gas tech center in Mexico
Wood PLC, Cisco and Roue Consultores have partnered to open a new, first of its kind, Oil and Gas Advanced Technology Center (ATC) located in Wood’s operations center in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.  “The Oil and Gas ATC seeks to highlight the value the Internet of Things can bring in the upst...
CNH authorizes US$128 million investment to SMB for well drilling in NL
The Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) authorized investments for US$128.49 million to the company Servicios Múltiples de Burgos (SMB) for the development of oil wells in a block of land located in Nuevo Leon. The company plans to drill 17 holes for new wells, where it expects to find resour...
Coahuila attracts US$1.2 billion investment
COAHUILA – Promoting the generation of energy from renewable sources, is a fundamental part of the guidelines established by the governor of the State, Miguel Angel Riquelme Solis. Jaime Guerra Perez, minister of Economy of Coahuila, pointed out that so far there are six new investment projects i...
Coahuila will begin a joint promotion strategy with India
SALTILLO – Coahuila authorities will start an advocacy strategy in India and they already have investment plans for an important data center. The minister of Economy of Coahuila, Jaime Guerra Perez explained that in recent days he held meetings with executives from said country, which intends to ...

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