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Mexico, La Venta

The hydroelectric power plant La Venta is located on the river Papagayo, near of the city of Tierra Colorada, Guerrero in Mexico. It was first inaugurated in 1965.

In September 2013, during the tropical storm Manuel, the hydropower plant was flooded and the radial gates, automation, and electrical equipment were destroyed.


The Mexican state owned utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) launched a tender for the rehabilitation of the complete hydroelectric power plant in 2014. Motores e Ingeniería Mexmot, S.A. de C.V. was awarded the full contract for rehabilitation of civil works, access roads, mechanical repair, automation, and electrical equipment.

ANDRITZ HYDRO Mexico won the contract from Motores e Ingeniería Mexmot, S.A. de C.V. to supply SCADA and control systems, static excitation, protection and metering, as well as turbine governor and communication equipment.

The five generating units are scheduled to start commercial operation in 2016.


Output5 × 6 MW
Head37.5 m
Speed300 rpm
Runnder diameter1,640mm

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