Braskem Idesa power station

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Braskem Idesa power station (Central eléctrica Braskem Idesa) is an operating power station of at least 176-megawatts (MW) in Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico. It is also known as Etileno XXI Petrochemical.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Braskem Idesa power station Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico 18.06684, -94.37352 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 18.06684, -94.37352

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2][3] gas[4] 176[4][2] combined cycle[5][2] yes[5] 2016[2]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent Operator
Unit 1 Braskem Idesa SAPI[4] Braskem [75.00%]; Grupo Idesa [25.00%] Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I.[4]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): power[6]
  • Captive industry: Chemicals[6]


In 2022, Baskem Idesa announced plans to expand their petrochemical complex with an ethane import terminal (to be completed in 2024), so as not to relay on Pemex after cutoffs in 2020.[7][8][9][10]

Articles and Resources


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Braskem fully commissions Mexican petrochemicals complex". Oil and Gas Journal. June 24, 2016. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. "Planeas / GeoComunes (2023). Power plants in Mexico". Archived from the original on 45116. Retrieved 45108. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |archive-date= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Archived from the original on 2022-10-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Braskem Idesa awarded the EPC contract for the Etileno XXI project in Mexico". Braskem. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Tabla De Permisos De Generación E Importación De Energía Eléctrica Administrados Al 30 De Abril De 2018" (PDF). SENER (Secretaría de Energía), Gobierno de México. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 10, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  7. Greenwood, Al. "Braskem Idesa to shut down PE plants after Mexico cuts off gas". ICIS Explore. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  8. "Braskem seeks Mexico ethane terminal partner | Argus Media". 2022-03-18. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  9. Stillman, Amy. "Braskem Idesa Plans Mexico Growth After Resolving Pemex Feud". BloombergQuint. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  10. "Q&A: Braskem details $400mn Mexico ethane terminal". Argus Media. September 15, 2022.

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