Mexico’s state-owned power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is launching an international tender to build for six combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants with a combined installed capacity of 4,322 MW.

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The plants, part of CFE’s 2021-2025 business plan, “will be located in strategic regions with the purpose of strengthening CFE and guaranteeing Mexico’s energy security,” the company said.

CFE is seeking bidders to design and build the Mérida, Valladolid, Tuxpan, Baja California Sur, San Luis Río Colorado and González Ortega combined-cycle plants.

Mérida and Valladolid are in Yucatan state, where gas supply has been constrained in recent years. Supply conditions improved last September when Engie SA completed the Cuxtal I interconnection...