Loyola Nuevo power station

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Loyola Nuevo power station is a 1,700-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant, under construction (as of June 2019) in the state of Mexico City, Mexico.[1] It is also called the Jorge Luque Loyola[1] and the Jorge Luque Combined Cycle Power Plant.[2]


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Tultitlan, the state of Mexico City, Mexico.

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In 2015, Mota-Engil announced an intent to build a combined cycle power plant at Complexo Industrial - Central Termoelétrica Ing. Jorge Luque Loyola (“CTE JLL”) that would produce up to 1,700 MW.[1][3] The site contains a deactivated power plant.

Mota-Engil will build the first 100 MW to begin operating by March 2020 and the other 1600 MW will be "gradually realized" as investments of approximately 30 billion pesos (1.3 billion euros) come in.[4] Construction is underway, as components were delivered in December 2018[4] and November 2019.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Sociedade Generadora Fénix, SAPI de CV (SGF)
  • Parent company: Mota-Engil Mexico and the Mexican Union of Electricians (SME)
  • Location: Tultitlan, the state of Mexico City, Mexico
  • Coordinates: 19.4952, -99.0775 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (under construction): 1,700 MW
    • Combined-cycle units 1-3: 33 MW per unit (to start March 2020)[4]
    • Remaining units: Unknown

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mota-Engil posiciona-se como maior operador privado de energia no México, Mota-Engil website, Oct 26, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 D. Ann Shiffler, Heavy haul projects require street smarts, American Cranes & Transport, Nov 4, 2019
  3. Mota-Engil positions itself as largest private energy operator in Mexico, Mota-Engil website, Oct 26, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Nuno Miguel Silva, Central de energia da Mota-Engil no México recebeu primeira unidade de produção, O Jornal Econômico, Dec 10, 2018