Electrical engineering company Ingeteam has recently signed a number of contracts for the supply of PV plants to Mexico.
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Ingeteam is to supply 555 MW of solar PV inverters, mostly at large solar plants, although part of the supply is for commercial plants based on string inverters. Most of the supply corresponds to the Skid series for Ingeteam's Inverter Station, comprising a metal platform or skid holding all the low and medium voltage devices required (LV/MV transformer, MV cells, LV switchgear and auxiliary services transformer), in addition to the central inverters pertaining to the INGECON SUN PowerMax B series.
This equipment has a total output power of 551MW and is to be supplied to four photovoltaic plants located in the states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora and San Luis Poltosí. The supply comprises a total of 343 central photovoltaic inverters, all with the very latest 1500Vdc technology. One of these three projects represents the first PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) in Mexico between a private generator and the end user.
Moreover, Ingeteam has recently commissioned two solar plants with a total output power of more than 60 MW in the state of Chihuahua. These plants have also been equipped with the Inverter Station solution with 1500Vdc photovoltaic inverters.
The new contracts will strengthen Ingeteam's position in Mexico, where it is the leading company in the supply of power converters (with 2.5 GW for wind and solar PV plants). It is also the leading provider of operation and maintenance services with 2.5 GW of maintained renewable power, which means that the company is responsible for the maintenance of 49 percent of the total installed power in Mexico.
This leading position in the country has been consolidated over the last year thanks to several important operation and maintenance contracts, such as that for the 35.5 MWp Camargo PV plant, located in the state of Chihuahua. Thanks to these contracts, Ingeteam maintains 55 percent of the total solar power installed in the country.
The company was also recently awarded a supply contract for Latin America’s largest PV plant. Thanks to this contract, Villanueva solar park’s electric substations have been equipped with a highly advanced automation system. This has enabled Ingeteam to reach the figure of more than 2,000 MW of substations for renewable energy plants digitalised in Mexico.
Ingeteam is a leading company specialising in the design of power and control electronics, electric machines and electrical engineering. The company has a considerable market share in the Mexican wind and solar power sectors and also in the provision of operation and maintenance services for energy generation plants. It has maintained a presence in Mexico since 1998 and has several offices in the country, dedicated to different activities. Offices in Mexico City and Juchitán de Zaragoza, in Oaxaca, are dedicated to wind and solar operations and maintenance (O&M), PV inverter commercialisation, development of substations for renewable energy plants and distribution of equipment and execution of projects for the protection and automation of the electric grid.
The company also has an important social role in the regions in which it is present. In the Tehuantepec isthmus for example, Ingeteam implements some renewable energy diffusion projects in order to spread knowledge about renewable energy among communities, contributing to a deeper understanding of these relatively new technologies.
Ingeteam will be present once again at Mexico’s main clean energy trade show: MIREC WEEK. Mexico City’s World Trade Centre will host this event that will take place from the 21st to the 24th of May. The visitors will be able to have a more in-depth understanding of Ingeteam’s main solutions for the solar PV and energy storage sectors, as well as for its O&M services for energy generation power plants.