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History

Abengoa Mexico was officially founded in 1981 and got the first contracts with the private sector for later constitute their leadership position creating projects all over Mexico to ease the sustainable development in the energy sectors.

1981 - 1984

  • Abengoa starts its activity in Mexico managing the electro-mechanic, air-conditioning and control access installation of the Parque Reforma building in Mexico City.
  • Developed air-conditioning system installation at the Nacional Financiera building.

1985

  • Abengoa achieves the first public project from the national tender for the construction of the laboratory and offices building of the Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo.

1986 - 1987

  • Abengoa obtains several contracts for electro-mechanic works with the Federal Government and private sector, in which they are: fire detection system in the Acapulco Plaza and Plaza Tabasco.
  • Abengoa acquires the allocation for the national public work contract for the restoration of 20 Fertimex dehumidification units.

1988 - 1994

  • Business is focused on contracts for electromechanical works with the Residential and Hospitality industry.
  • Abengoa starts the construction activity of power lines with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
  • The construction of the External Plant for Telmex is realized.

1994 - 2007

  • Abengoa strengths business relationships with CFE by covering needs for the energy supply and formal compliance of the stipulated agreements.
  • The first Project Finance was signed in the mid-90s and early financed public works contracts with CFE were obtained.
  • The Comemsa opening; owned metallic structures plant with high specialized equipment that allows an annual production capacity of 80,000 tons.
  • The stand outs are, the construction over 4,000 km of transmission lines, 1,321 MVA substations and 144 supply; stands; as well as the Combined Cycle plants of El Sauz (414 MW), Emilio Portes Gil (225 MW), Hermosillo (230MW), Rosarito (160 MW) and Baja California Sur II Plant.(43 MW)
  • Abengoa starts its diversification, installing technological systems for the efficiency improvement of several industrial plants of Pemex Gas and Petroquímica Básica (GPC of Ciudad Pemex and Nuevo Pemex), Pemex Exploración y Producción (Samaria, Abkatun-A, Abkatun-D Plants) and Pemex Refinación (Ciudad Madero).

2007 - 2010

  • Pemex plant firmly its confidence with the adjudication of new projects such as: the gas pipeline pumping system for the Beristain station (Pemex Refinación), equipment implementation of Bellota Jujo and the oil pipeline installation for the Dos Bocas Station (Pemex Exploración y Producción).
  • Abengoa at the end of 2010 delivers its first Photovoltaic Plant in Mexico, placed in the Moon Palace, Cancun. It is important to mention that the hotel was chosen as headquarter of the COP16 event in 2010, because of their high technology and luxury. The Photovoltaic Park is pleasantly recognized because of being the first private project of self-sufficiency in electricity through photovoltaic technology in roof all over Mexico.
  • Recognition GHG-1 is received by the commitment and actions against climate change by Semarnat.

2010 - 2012

  • The former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, starts the construction of the Cogeneration Plant in Tabasco, located in the Nuevo Pemex Complex, recognized of being the largest in the country.
  • Abengoa opens in 2011 the Cultural Center Mexiquense Bicentenario de Oriente (CCMB) located in the municipality of Texcoco. The CCMB represents the first concession with at that time, state of Mexico governor, Enrique Peña Nieto. The Center operation is granted until 2030.

2013-2015

  • Abengoa stands out between the leading companies of the electric and the power generation market thanks to the construction of the Centro Morelos combined cycle (640 MW) and Agua Prieta II hybrid solar-gas plant (14 MW). Besides this, Abengoa has also developed more than 6,500 of 230 kV – 400 kV transmission lines, as well as 4,900 MVA and 900 MVAr capacities from substations.
  • Abengoa Mexico’s synergy with the company’s subsidiaries all over the world resulted in the concession of the Zapotillo Aqueduct, the largest hydraulic project in the last decade. This concession was given by Comision Nacional del Agua (Conagua) to Abengoa, appointing as sole operator for 25 years.
  • In 2013, Abengoa was awarded the Tercer Tren Cogeneration (A3T), with an initial extension of 265 MW next to the Nuevo Pemex Cogeneration Plant.
  • Abengoa centers its commitment in renewable energy with the construction of two new photovoltaic plants for private clients. In addition to this, in June 2014, Abengoa was chosen for the Balance of Plant for the 148.5 MW Tres Mesas wind farm, in Tamaulipas.
  • In January 2015, Abengoa was awarded one of the largest power plants in Mexico, the 924 MW Norte III combined cycle. It was the first contract that Abengoa obtained under the modality of Independent Power Producer (IPP).

2016-2020

  • Abengoa Mexico started an involuntary insolvency process in December 2016 that came to an end on January 2018, with the approval of its Insolvency Agreement.
  • Despite difficulties, the company finishes different ongoing projects with public and private clients.
  • Moreover, the efficient cogeneration plant A3T (Tercer Tren) began operations.
  • In June 2020, Abengoa Mexico restructures its debt with the support of the majority of its creditors and begins the implementation of an updated business plan.