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"The project consists of three phases, the first would be generating 70 to 80 megawatts, there would be a similar capacity in the second and third phase so that, by the end, they would be able to be generate 200 megawatts of energy," said the official.

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During a meeting in Mexico City, the governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, explained to representatives of the Asociacion Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA) his intentions to set up a new corridor for the installation of companies in the sector and, especially, to attract an automotive company that manufactures electric cars.

"We are making an effort in a commitment to the innovation and development of a research center, we are working alongside universities and training centers," Corral commented. He added that they seek to offer the competitiveness of the state's trained workforce and the connectivity it has with both the rest of Mexico and the United States.

The new corridor would be near Ciudad Juarez and it would have an extension of 500 hectares. "The future is in electric cars. California buys 35% of electric/hybrid cars sold in the United States," said a government presentation.

Sergio Mendoza, president of the Cluster Automotriz de Chihuahua, pointed out that the government can offer companies logistical incentives such as "payroll taxes, predial and funds for staff training." According to the executive, they have already talked to companies in Asia and Europe about the idea of adopting a company that produces electric vehicles.

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With an investment of US$24 million, the automotive company Elektrokontakt inaugurated a plant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, their fourth fully-functioning plant in Mexico. The company’s facilities were built at the Parque Industrial Amistad.

Vice president of Operations for Mexico, Luis Carrasco, highlighted the fact that the company currently has four plants, as previously stated, one in the municipality of Sabinas, Coahuila, and the other three in Piedras Negras. "We currently generate 2,000 jobs, but with the new plant that we inaugurated, we will be generating 800 more jobs in the following months," said the executive of the German-based company.

He stressed that most of the harnesses manufactured in their plants go to the United States, to different automotive companies but, with the new plant, the products will be sent to the city of Silao, Guanajuato, where General Motors is located.

Carrasco commented that Elektrokontakt currently operates in ten countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, China and Mexico, while the corporate headquarters are located in the United States.

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The governor of Nuevo Leon, Jaime Rodriguez Calderon, informed that an investment of US$33 million is to be made for the construction of the Pollux photovoltaic plant in the municipality of Galeana. Rodriguez Calderon presented the project, which will strengthen the electricity grid in the region and help maintain a better quality in the electricity supply. Ultimately, the plant's purpose is to benefit the rural sector of southern Nuevo Leon.

"This is historic, no one has ever invested so much money in the southern part of the state," the governor said.

Rodriguez Calderon emphasized that the project will generate power of approximately 90.8 gigawatts, equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 45,000 inhabitants. Jose Rodolfo Farias Arizpe, head of the Secretaria de Desarrollo Agropecuario of the state, stressed that the investment will boost the regional economy in the short term.

The photovoltaic plant will generate 300 direct jobs; however, construction and manufacturing companies are already in the process of getting hired.

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Nuevo Leon to set up US$33 million photovoltaic plant
The governor of Nuevo Leon, Jaime Rodriguez Calderon, informed that an investment of US$33 million is to be made for the construction of the Pollux ph...

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