Co-generation project in Monterrey

Tractebel de Mexico, the North American subsidiary of Tractebel, has announced its entry into the high-growth Mexican electricity sector through its investment in a 245mw natural gas-fired co-generation facility located near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, Tractebel will hold about 80% of the project and Enron Corp. 20%; a small stake remains in the hands of the customers. The USD189 million project is currently under construction and scheduled to go into commercial operation in late 2002. The co-generation project will be located outside Monterrey, Mexico, and will be capable of producing 245mw of electricity and up to 235mtph of steam. Electricity will be sold to 38 different industrial installations in Mexico under long-term power purchase agreements concluded with Apasco, IMSA and Vitro.

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