Urduliz, March 13, 2017. LOINTEK has signed a contract for the turnkey provision of a steam boiler for the 887MW Topolobampo II combined cycle power plant being built by Iberdrola in Mexico. LOINTEK designs and manufactures large industrial equipment using proprietary technology capable of handling high pressures and temperatures.
The Engineering Procurement Construction (EPS) contract is for the design, manufacture, assembly and start-up of a watertube boiler in the Lointek Mex facility. The boiler will be delivered to site towards the end of 2017 and will be the second of its kind to be made by Lointek for an Iberdrola plant in Mexico. The equipment contracted previously for the Escobedo combined cycle power plant is due for delivery this June.
This will be the tenth boiler of its kind that LOINTEK (based in Biscay) has manufactured over the last three years, placing the company at the top of its field internationally. CEO Javier Loroño said “the contract demonstrates our technology, design and manufacturing capabilities – key factors which have allowed us to win the trust of a client as important as Iberdrola.”
Amongst LOINTEK’s most successful products are different types of watertube boilers, waste heat recovery boilers, thermal fluid boilers and cogeneration boilers. Each set of equipment is designed and manufactured to different specifications which are adjusted to client needs, relating to pressure, temperature, fluid, fuel and design material. LOINTEK -in collaboration with CDTI- currently develops the industrial auxiliary boiler with the most flexible operational parameters on the market, enabling quicker start-up and shorter launch times.
Topolobampo II power plant
In 2016, Iberdrola Generación México won the contract for the Topolobampo II power plant in Ahome in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The combined cycle facility is due to come online in 2018, and will use natural gas as its primary fuel source for generating electricity to meet the growing demand in the north-west of the country, in the Gulf of California area. The plant will operate as an independent energy generator. Its 887MW capacity will exceed that of the La Laguna I and La Laguna II nuclear power stations (the only such plants operational in the country) and is equal to the electricity requirements of more than three million Mexicans.