The Miguel Hidalgo refinery is located in Tula in the Hidalgo state of Mexico. Located about 150km from Mexico City, the refinery is owned and operated by Mexican oil company Pemex. The refinery was built in March 1976 and put into operation in 1977. The initial processing capacity of the refinery was 150,000 barrels per day (bpd). The refinery currently has a processing capacity of 320,000bpd. It supplies motor fuels to various states of Mexico including Hidalgo, Morelos, Queretaro, Celaya and Guerrero.
In March 2010, Pemex awarded an $800m contract to Saipem to construct a desulphurisation unit and an amine regeneration unit at the refinery. In November 2015, ICA Fluor signed a contract with Pemex Transformacion Industrial to supply detail engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the utilities and offsites that are part of the Tula Refinery upgrade at Hidalgo, Mexico. The total contract value is $1.1 billion.
Tula (Francisco Perez Rios) CCGT Power Plant Mexico is located at Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. This infrastructure is of TYPE Gas Power Plant with a design capacity of 489 MWe. It has 6 unit(s). The first unit was commissioned in 1981. It is operated by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
The oil-fired steam power plant was constructed in 1975. It consists of five generation units equipped with Mitsubishi steam turbines with a capacity of 1,500 MW. Siemens won the international bid for full-scale modernization of the plant. Modernizing four of the five units utilized nearly the entire Siemens SPPA system for main controls, turbine controls, excitation equipment, synchronization equipment, medium and low voltage switchgears and protection devices and process controls.
TILH is part of an integral project under development with an area of ??53Ha and customs services. Strategically built within an area of ??logistics activities, with 133Ha of additional surface, for the installation of distribution centers and light industry of high added value, with a reserved area for future development (300ha) and with the modernity and ability to hold diverse sectors and specific uses of service, within the new international trends in trade and industrial production in the center of the country.
TILH has been constituted by an alliance between the Government of Hidalgo, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison), and the UNNE Group (Business Union), corporate leader in logistics and transportation in different modalities operating in Mexico, South America and Central America.
Tula Hidalgo has modern industrial parks, with advantageous geographical position and well-developed engineering and transport infrastructure. The Tula – Tepeji – Atitalaqui industrial corridor is suitable for almost any type of industrial activity. Hidalgo is also Mexico’s largest producer of cement and manganese, and generates about eight per cent of the country’s electricity and 19 per cent of its petrochemicals. There are firms dedicated to manufacturing, mineral extraction and construction as well as “maquiladoras”. The most important of these are the Francisco Pérez Ríos Thermoelectric plant and the PEMEX refinery as well as the Cruz Azul and Tolteca cement locations. The refinery was established in 1976, and makes gasoline, diesel and solvents. It has 35 plants in eleven sections, covering an area of 707 hectares. It processes just under 25% of Mexico’s crude employing about 3,500 workers.
Towards the end of the Classic period (after the decline of the great city of Teotihuacan around 700 AD), various waves of indigenous invaders migrated from the north into Mesoamerica. Of these numerous groups, the most important were the Toltec people. The Toltecs mixed with people already living in the valleys of the present-day state of Hidalgo. Around the year 1050 they developed their city of Tollán into the capital of an empire which came to dominate the center of Mexico and spread its influence to distant areas. The Toltec emergence is thought to mark the rise of militarism in Mesoamerica, as their armies used superior force to dominate other societies in the region. The city of Tollán, the legendary Toltec capital, is mentioned in a number of Post-Conquest sources.
The major attraction of the site is Pyramid B also called the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl or of the Morning Star. It is a five-tiered structure similar to the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza. At the top of Pyramid B are four massive columns each carved in the likeness of Toltec warriors which once supported the roof of the temple on top of the pyramid. Each warrior figure is of basalt, four meters high, with an atlatl or spear thrower, incense, a butterfly shaped chest plate and a back plate in the shape of a solar disk. A large vestibule fronts the pyramid and connects it to nearby buildings. Today this vestibule and building (Building C) are a space filled with broken columns. Building C is better known as the Burnt Palace named after evidence that it was burned. This pyramid is also surrounded by the Coatepantli or serpent wall, which was later the inspiration for a similar structure in Tenochtitlan.