Mott MacDonald teams up with Chinese firm on Mexican power plant

Mott MacDonald is to become technical adviser to a $190m power plant being built in Monterrey, Mexico. The 158MW gas turbine facility is being developed by China’s United M&E Investment.

Paul Lengthorn

The contract is the first power plant project awarded to United M&E overseas. In the region around Monterrey, a city in north-eastern Mexico, demand for electricity is reckoned to be growing by 5.6% a year, according to Mott MacDonald.

Paul Lengthorn, director of Mott MacDonald China, said: "Our experts are already involved in a number of gas-related power plants in Mexico and will use this knowledge and experience to achieve financial close."

This includes guiding United M&E through the process of overseas investment, undertaking site visits, interviews and investigations. They will also also provide support during the engineering, procurement and construction bidding process.

Mott Macdonald is currently involved in bidding for lucrative Abu Dhabi transport contracts.

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