Project description

Citec’s customer Alstom and Isolux converted two units at the Altamira thermoelectric power station in Mexico to run on petroleum coke. The conversion project was aligned with the Mexican energy strategy as it will decrease 90 percent of the power station’s sulfur dioxide emissions.

Citec's scope

Citec’s scope included management of document and material deliverables of the project with focus on the main and secondary structures of the boiler islands. Elements were identified with 2D barcode labels for easy tracking.

Alstom selected Citec as supplier largely because of the project lifecycle management solution CitecDot – to secure traceability and quality control. With the help of CitecDot, engineering documents were checked and approved by the design team in Italy and Estonia, doc control took place in India, approval for manufacturing was done in France, fabrication was spread over several factories in China, whereas the construction site was in Mexico. A Citec representative was employed in China to support document management, quality control, labelling items, progress follow-up and expediting of steel structure elements. The progress and status of quality controls were animated in 3D.


Case in brief
Customer: Alstom Boiler France
Project location: Mexico
Year completed: 2016
Technical data:
  • Documents: 106 000
  • Structural elements: 50 000 (18 000 different types)
  • Total weight of elements: 6 000 tons (largest parts up to 32 tons)

Project stakeholders spread over six countries on three continents.