Gimbal, Hinged and Dog-Bone Expansion Joints for Agua Prieta II, Mexico
MACOGA has successfully designed and manufactured a number of 8 units Gimbal MWC DN 3000 + 4 Hinged MWP DN 3000 + 1 unit Turbine/Condenser Dog-Bone Expansion Joints of 7080 x 6430 mm to the Agua Prieta II, the first integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) power plant in Mexico. Agua Prieta II is the first integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) power plant in Mexico – one of the first power plants of its type in the world – and it is being equipped with MACOGA Gimbal, Hinged and Dog-Bone Expansion Joints. Agua Prieta II is a combined-cycle power plant that has been extended with a solar field and parabolic trough collectors. In this type of power plant, the steam generated by the solar field is fed into the water-steam cycle of the CCPP to increase steam turbine output and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The power plant in Mexico will have an output of approximately 465 Megawatts (MW) with a contribution from the solar field of 12 MW. The Agua Prieta II plant is being constructed close to the city of the same name in the state of Sonora and, after it is commissioned in April 2013, it will supply electricity to northwest Mexico. The end customer is the Mexican state power provider Comisión Federal de Electricidad, which already operates two plants of the same type in Morocco and Algeria.