Energy

Coahuila wind farm, World's first to feature Siemens Gamesa next-gen turbines
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, a Siemens Spanish subsidiary that manufactures wind turbines and builds wind farms, announced it has signed the first contract featuring SG 4.5-145 wind turbines with Enel Green Power, the global renewable energy business line of Enel Group. The scope of the contrac...
Coca-Cola uses up to 42% of energy from renewable sources
Industria Mexicana de Coca-Cola (IMCC) has announced that it uses up to 42% of its energy from renewable sources, which has reduced its impact on the environment in areas such as manufacturing, refrigeration and distribution. The IMCC also reported that the bottling company, Arca Continental, reach...
Companies from Veracruz ready to serve foreign oil firms
Veracruz is looking to develop its industry of local suppliers for international oil firms which are expected to arrive into the State during 2017, with the opening of the contests for public tendering to extract hydrocarbons off the Gulf of Mexico coastline, informed Alejandro Zairick Morante, Mini...
Costco chooses San Luis Potosi to set its first Mexican gas station
Costco, America’s largest membership-only chain store, opened today its first gas station in Mexico, adding to a streak of foreign companies entering the Mexican fuel market in less than a year. The gas station is next to a Costco store located in San Luis Potosi, it took a US$ 3 million investme...
Cummins lures suppliers to shift production work from Brazil, India and China to Mexico
Indiana-based diesel engines manufacturer Cummins is on talks with suppliers from Brazil, India and China aimed to bring more manufacturing operations and, subsequently, more regional content to Mexico in order to meet new criteria from the NAFTA replacement, USMCA. Vicepresident of Cummins Latin A...
Danish wind blades manufacturer Vestas to build US$ 81 million plant in Tamaulipas
Denmark-based wind blades and turbines producer Vestas plans to invest up to US$ 81 million to build a manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, state officials announced. The company plans to break ground sometime in the next two months to build a facility with two production lines scheduled to ...
Despite lower daily production, Pemex revenue from exports grows 35%
Although oil production of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) fell 3.3% in the first quarter of the year, the state-owned oil and gas company increased its export revenues by 35%. According to the indicators of Pemex as of March 31, the company obtained US$ 6.94 billion from exports, compared to US$ 5.14 ...
Developers request permits for six new photovoltaic projects in Mexico
Four developers requested permits last week to Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) to build six large scale photovoltaic projects in different parts of the country with a combined capacity of 843.6 MW, revealed Semarnat in its weekly gazette (PDF). The largest pro...
Diversenergy to invest US$20 million in Nuevo Leon
NUEVO LEON – Diversenergy announced that it is to invest US$20 million in Nuevo Leon for the construction of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant. Lee Kellough, founder and CEO of the company, stated that this is part of the construction projects of 5 or 6 plants that are plaining to...
Dubai-based The Abraaj Group builds natural gas-fired power plant in Chihuahua
The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based investment firm, announced it has invested in a 111 MW natural gas-fired power plant in Mexico as the first phase of the company’s plan to develop a 500 MW power generation platform in the country. The plant is strategically located in the northern state of Chihuah...
El Paso-based Western Refining acquired by Tesoro Corp. in a US$ 6.4 billion deal
Oil refiner Tesoro Corp. will buy Western Refining Inc. in a deal worth about US$ 6.4 billion. The transaction is scheduled to be finished in the first half of 2017. Tesoro Corp. will acquire Western at an implied current price of US$ 37.30 per Western share in a stock transaction, representing an ...
Enel Green Power begins construction of US$ 280-million wind farm in Nuevo Leon
The Italy-based Enel Group, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), earlier this week begun the construction of the 244 MW Dolores wind farm in the municipality of China, its first project in the state of Nuevo León.  The overall investment in the construction of the faci...
Enel Green Power breaks ground for US$ 220 million solar plant in Guanajuato
Italy-based multinational energy company Enel, through its Mexican renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has begun construction of Don Jose solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in San Luis de la Paz, in the country’s North-Central state of Guanajuato.  “Today...
Enel Green Power inaugurates in Coahuila a new phase of Americas largest solar farm
Enel Green Power Mexico, a renewable energy-focused subsidiary of Italian power generation firm Enel, announced that it recently inaugurated in the Northern state of Coahuila a new phase of its Villanueva photovoltaic plant, which is poised to become the largest solar farm in the Americas once it be...
Enel Green Power to build US$ 160-million solar park in Tlaxcala
Enel Green Power (EGP) plans to invest US$ 160 million to develop the Magdalena 2 project, a 231.8-MW solar park in Tlaxcala state, central Mexico, Governor Marco Antonio Mena said in a statement. EGP is a renewable energy subsidiary of Enel, an Italian firm dedicated to the development of infrastr...
Enel sells 80% stake of a 1.7 GW renewable energy portfolio in Mexico
Italy-based utility company Enel S.p.A., announced it has sold for US$ 340 million an 80% stake in a Mexican holding company that controls three renewable energy plants and five more under construction. Through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (EGP), Enel today signed agreements wi...
Enel starts construction of US$ 120 million wind farm in Tamaulipas
Italian utility company Enel S.p.A. announced its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México has started the construction of the 93 MW Salitrillos wind farm, the company’s first plant in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The overall investment in the construction of the faci...
Enel’s photovoltaic plant becomes operational 9 months ahead of schedule
Mexico’s Secretary of Energy announced a solar project of Italian energy group Enel SpA located at the Northern state of Coahuila has started commercial operations, becoming the first winning project from the country's initial long-term power auction to provide power to the national wholesale elec...
ENGIE wind farm in Tamaulipas to feature first 150-meter Vestas rotors in Mexico
Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas announced it has received a 96 MW order from French utility company ENGIE for the development of the Eólica Tres Mesas IV project, located in Llera, Tamaulipas, Northern Mexico.  The order includes the supply and installation of 24 wind turbines of the 4 M...
Eosol inks US$ 250 million deal to build three solar plants in Durango
Spain-based renewable energy company Eosol reached an agreement with Durango state authorities to install three large-scale solar power plants with a combined capacity of 283.6 MW, government official revealed. The European firm is expected to invest US$ 250 million and create 500 jobs for the thre...

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