The Federal Electricity Commission awarded the project to transmit the energy generated in the Empalme II plant to the States of Sonora and Sinaloa.

The Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has selectedACCIONA Infraestructuras México, through its Industrial Division, to design and construct a 117-kilometer-long power grid to transmit the energy generated in the combined cycle Empalme II plant to the States of Sonora and Sinaloa.

The project, valued at 90 million US dollars (around 85 million euros) is the first construction of a power grid in Mexico awarded to ACCIONA by the CFE and it will be designed and built by companies of the ACCIONA Instalaciones México Group: ACCIONA Ingeniería and ACCIONA Industrial.

The grid will consist of 117 kilometers of high-voltage power lines and four substations, and it is expected to enter service towards the end of 2017.

ACCIONA Infraestructuras México Director-General Guillermo Jiménez points out that this project will help to cover the growing demand for electricity in the northwest of the country: “We are proud that our company has been entrusted to be part of this new phase in the development the power sector in Mexico, spearheaded by the country’s Energy Reforms.”

The project was awarded to ACCIONA Infraestructuras México in a public tender that attracted bids from eight national and international firms.

Mexico is one of ACCIONA’s principal strategic markets. The Spanish group opened its first office in Mexico in 1978 with its Infrastructure Division. Today, ACCIONA has major projects in all its business areas: Infrastructure (Construction, Water, Industrial and Services), Renewable Energy, and other businesses such as property development (through ACCIONA Parque Reforma).

After more than 30 years, ACCIONA has consolidated its presence and deep knowledge of the local operating conditions in the country. Its commitment is evident in its long-term investments, in its talented Mexican team and in its commitment to sustainability and innovation as the drivers of its day-to-day operations.

ACCIONA México is currently developing the Phase 5 power plant in the state of Baja California Sur; the Jala-Puerto Vallarta road; the first General Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Nogales and the Atotonilco wastewater treatment plant, one of the biggest water treatment projects in the world. ACCIONA Servicios is also providing services to the General Motors plant in San Luis Potosí.