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24 January 2013

OHL Industrial, through its division OHL Industrial Power, has been awarded its first contract in Mexico in the area of energy, consisting of the construction of a 60-MW cogeneration plant in design conditions.

OHL Industrial achieves its first project in Mexico in the area of energy

OHL Industrial, through its division OHL Industrial Power, has been awarded its first contract in Mexico in the area of energy, consisting of the construction of a 60-MW cogeneration plant in design conditions.

The project, budgeted at $53 million, will be developed through an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) turnkey contract for the engineering, procurement of equipment, construction, testing and commissioning of the plant to commercial operation.

The plant will be built in the industrial complex of the private Mexican company Isthmus Sales (Cydsa Group) in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state. OHL Industrial will carry out this project through a 50% split with Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas.

This is OHL Industrial Power's first contract in Mexico, a division that recently won its first project in the United States (a photovoltaic solar plant in Arizona). In addition, this division has conducted the largest project to generate electricity from biomass in Spain: a plant in Huelva for the company Ence.

The contract awarded in Mexico consists of cogeneration with a Rolls Royce aeroderivative Trent 60 WLE gas turbine and a recovery boiler (HSRG) exporting steam. This steam and most of the electricity produced will be consumed in the customer's own industrial complex. The project has therefore two phases: the first, which is operated in an open cycle with a gas turbine and energy is exported, and the second, in which power is exported and steam is produced.

In addition to the EPC contract for the plant's construction, the customer has reserved the option to request supply and a quote for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant during the first two years of its operation.

OHL Industrial already operated in Mexico through its Solids Handling division, by performing a limestone crushing, stacking and transport system for the Cruz Azul cement company for $15 million.

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