Under the terms of the US$2M deal, GE is to replace a 4MW unit currently installed at the 90-year old station with a 9.22MW horizontal Francis turbine, as well as electrical generator, governor, excitation system, valves and auxiliaries.

Once manufactured at GE’s Brazilian factories, the equipment is to be transported to the Botello plant – located on the Angulo river in Michoacan state – in the last quarter of this year.

The new unit is to begin generating electricity for the Comisión Federal de Electricidad-owned plant in April 2005.

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