CCC Norte-III power station

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CCC Norte-III power station (Central CC Norte III) is an operating power station of at least 906-megawatts (MW) in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is also known as Abeinsa Juárez N-III.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
CCC Norte-III power station Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico 31.473111, -106.4705358 (approximate)[1][2]

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating [3] 453[4][3][5] combined cycle[4][3] 2020[6][7][3]
Unit 2 operating [3] 453[4][3][5] combined cycle[4][3] 2020[6][7][3]

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
Unit 1 Abeinsa Juárez N-III SA de CV [100%] Macquarie Group Ltd [45.5%]; InfraRed [35.5%]; Invex Infraestructura [10.0%]; Techint SA de CV [9.0%]
Unit 2 Abeinsa Juárez N-III SA de CV [100%] Macquarie Group Ltd [45.5%]; InfraRed [35.5%]; Invex Infraestructura [10.0%]; Techint SA de CV [9.0%]


The project was awarded a bridge loan on which it ultimately defaulted when the parent company Abengoa struggled financially and underwent an insolvency process in Spain.[8] Accordingly, the project was suspended as restructuring or potential sales were considered.[8] Carl Marks Advisors (CMA) determined the sale of Norte III would maximize value and moved forward with the process.[8] A joint bid from Macquarie Group and Techint Engineering & Construction was chosen as the most viable path for Norte III to reach commercial operations in 2017.[8] In March 2018, Macquarie Group sold 45.5% of their total equity interest in Norte III to InfraRed (35.5%) and Invex (10%).[9]

In June 2020, construction of the Norte III combined cycle power plant by Techint Engineering & Construction-Macquarie Capital consortium was completed and commercial operations had begun.[10][11]

Natural gas is supplied to the Norte III plant via the San Isidro-Samalayuca pipeline.[12]

Articles and Resources


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  2. "Ccc Norte lll · México 45, 32736 Samalayuca, Chih., Mexico". Google Maps. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
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  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Two-Pronged Sale Process for Power Plant Project – Carl Marks Advisors". Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  9. "Macquarie Capital sells 45.5% stake in power plant under construction in Ciudad Juarez - MEXICONOW". MEXICONOW. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  10. "Norte III launches commercial operations". Techint. June 15, 2020.
  11. "Planta de ciclo combinado Norte III inició operaciones comerciales: GE". Milenio. June 18, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "0765 CFE: Gasoducto San Isidro – Samalayuca". Proyectos México. Retrieved 2021-04-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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