Braskem Idesa power station

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Braskem Idesa power station (Central eléctrica Braskem Idesa, also known as Etileno XXI Petrochemical) is a 176-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.


The map below shows the exact location of the power station in Nanchital, the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I.[1]
  • Parent company: Braskem [75%]; Grupo Idesa [25%][2]
  • Location: Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 18.0668, -94.3735 (exact)[1]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 176 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[1] combined cycle[3] with CHP[3], 176 MW[1] (start-up in 2016)[4]


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.[5][6][7][8]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "PowerPlantsAllGE100MW_NorthAmerica_201708.xlsx". North American Cooperation on Energy Information (NACEI). August 1, 2017. Archived from the original on May 14, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  2. "Historia". Braskem Idesa. Archived from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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.
  4. "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.
  5. Greenwood, Al. "Braskem Idesa to shut down PE plants after Mexico cuts off gas". ICIS Explore. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  6. "Braskem seeks Mexico ethane terminal partner | Argus Media". 2022-03-18. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  7. Stillman, Amy. "Braskem Idesa Plans Mexico Growth After Resolving Pemex Feud". BloombergQuint. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  8. "Q&A: Braskem details $400mn Mexico ethane terminal". Argus Media. September 15, 2022.