Cactus Cogen power station

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Cactus Cogen power station (Central de Cogeneración Cactus) is a cancelled power station in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cactus Cogen power station Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico 17.9895, -92.9475 (approximate)[1]

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 cancelled[2] gas[3] 530[3] combined cycle[3] yes[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 Operator
Unit 1 Pemex-Transformación Industrial[3] Petróleos Mexicanos EPE Pemex-Transformación Industrial[3]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): both[1]
  • Captive industry: Chemicals[1]


Reports from 2014 said that Cogeneracion Cactus was to be built at a Pemex-owned gas processing facility in Tabasco, Mexico and was slated to begin operating in 2018.[4]

Pemex sold off the Cactus Cogeneration business in 2016[5] after failing to find partners for the cogeneration plants.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mexichem to operate $650 mln cogeneration plant for Pemex". July 15, 2014. Archived from the original on August 12, 2020. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  2. "Pemex apunta a desprenderse de negocios secundarios en fertilizantes, etileno y cogeneración". Archived from the original on September 27, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Archived from the original on 2022-12-01. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. $650m cogeneration plant for Mexican oil giant, Power Engineering International, Jul 16, 2014
  5. Pemex apunta a desprenderse de negocios secundarios en fertilizantes, etileno y cogeneración, El Economista (Mexico), Mar 3, 2016
  6. Pemex busca socios para plantas de cogeneración, Oil & Gas Magazine Sep 11 2015

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