Complejo Petroquímico Cangrejera power station

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Complejo Petroquímico Cangrejera power station (Central Complejo Petroquímico Cangrejera) is a 163-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.


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

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Pemex-Transformación Industrial[1]
  • Parent company: Petróleos Mexicanos[2]
  • Location: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 18.0929, -94.3613 (exact)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (mothballed): 163 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[3] combined cycle[1], 163 MW[3] (start-up in before 1992)[1]


In February 2021, the turbogenerator TG05 caught on fire due to lack of maintenance and overuse.[4] In December 2021, the facility experienced an explosion which damaged the electronic system leaving the complex offline.[5] In March 2022 when the complex was about to restart operations they experienced another electronic issue.[6] As of December 2022, it was unclear whether the plant had been returned to service.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "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.
  2. "Transformación industrial". Pemex. Archived from the original on April 10, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "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.
  4. Chiñas Córdova, Sayda (February 26, 2021). "Incendio en el complejo petroquímico La Cangrejera". La Jornada. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  5. "El complejo petroquímico Cangrejera estará fuera de operación por un mes". Expansión (in español). 2021-12-15. Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  6. "De nuevo, se queda a oscuras el complejo petroquímica La Cangrejera – Itsmo Alternativo" (in español). Retrieved 2022-04-18.