Press release

The Puente Mayorga Generación plant resumes its activity

04 Jul 2017

    • The Puente Mayorga Generación combined cycle power plant is part of Cepsa's Gas and Electricity business
    • It is managed by 17 professionals and is integrated in Cepsa's industrial complex in San Roque
    • The plant contributes to the energy supply in an area which has a deficit in electricity production

Cepsa's Puente Mayorga Generación combined cycle plant in San Roque is once again ready to supply electricity to the Spanish electricity grid. In April 2017, the high voltage line was fully rebuilt after having been out of service for three years, and plant commissioning work began, using the best techniques available on the market.

Pablo Ronse, head of Cepsa's Gas and Electricity business, points to the invaluable work done by various areas of the company to ensure that Cepsa's plant came fully back onstream. The tests were completed last June and the plant was declared ready to resume operations and to be available to supply electricity. The plant contributes to the energy supply in an area which has a deficit in electricity production.

Cepsa's Puente Mayorga Generación combined cycle power plant is located inside the Gibraltar-San Roque Refinery facilities and is fully integrated into Cepsa's industrial complex in the municipality, which allows for great synergies and better use of resources. It has a power output of 400 megawatts and the support of 17 qualified professionals, mostly from the Campo de Gibraltar region.

The plant commissioning has consisted of a complete review of the gas and steam turbines, the generator and of all auxiliary systems. The company has been supported by Siemens, while several auxiliary companies in the region have worked on maintenance tasks. Overall, around 500,000 euros have been invested in these operations.

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