Mexico - Las Truchas

In April 2013, Primero Empresa Minera in Mexico awarded the contract for the supply of the second 7 MW unit of Las Truchas hydropower plant to a consortium of ANDRITZ HYDRO France and ANDRITZ HYDRO Mexico.

HPP Las Truchas is located in the state of Durango in northern Mexico. Seven years ago ANDRITZ HYDRO installed the first Pelton unit at the plant.

As a result of the highly satisfactory technical and economic performance of the first unit, the client decided to expand the hydropower plant by installing a similar second unit. The contract for unit 2 includes the supply of one horizontal two jet Pelton turbine, the generator, control and protection systems, the power transformer, 34.5 kV switchyard and the erection as well as commissioning and training.

The start of commercial operation is scheduled for July 2014.

Las Truchas

TECHNICAL DATA

Output:7.3 MW
Net head:699.38 m
Speed:900 rpm
Runner diameter:2,400 mm            

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