China’s United M&E Investment is developing the 158MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant (CCGT) in Monterrey to meet the region’s growing demand for electricity which is increasing steadily by 5.6% per annum.
The power plant is the first power generation facility United M&E has undertaken overseas. It has signed intention letters with some local large energy consumers for long-term electricity supply. Official power purchase agreements will be signed after construction begins.
Mott MacDonald will provide technical consultancy services to achieve financial close. This will include guiding United M&E through the process of overseas investment, undertaking site visits, interviews and investigations. The consultancy will also provide support during the engineering, procurement and construction bidding process.
Paul Lengthorn, director of Mott MacDonald China, said: “Mott MacDonald’s teams in both China and the United States will be supporting United M&E Investment Co. Ltd as they develop this new part of their business. Our experts are already involved in a number of gas-related power plants in Mexico and will use this knowledge and experience to achieve financial close.”