More interest shown in CFE's natural gas pipelines

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mexico's state power company CFE has received interest from 30 parties for the construction and operation of two natural gas pipelines in the north and northwest of the country, BNamericas has learned.

The energy company is planning four natural gas pipelines to supply existing and future thermoelectric plants. They are Encino-Topolobampo (Chihuahua, Sinaloa states), El Oro-Mazatlán (Sinaloa), Guaymas-El Oro (Sonora, Sinaloa) and Sásabe-Guaymas (Sonora). Contracts will run 25 years.

According to CFE, potential bidders on the Encino-Topolobampo line and the El Oro-Mazatlán line include ABB, Cameron, Conoisa (Grupo ICA), Daewoo, DEISA, Elecnor, Fabricaciones Industriales Tumex, GDF Suez, Grupo Integral Dragde, IPD Latinoamerica, Man Diesel & Turbo, Marubeni, Mitsubishi, Operadora Cicsa.

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Along with Promigas, Rengen, Samsung C & T, Salzgitter Mannesmann, Siemens, Sempra, SK Engineering and Construction, Tarahumara Pipeline, Techint, Temura, TGT de Mexico, Tradeco Industrial, Transportadora de Gas Natural de la Huasteca, Tubacero, Tubesa, and UPC Interpipe.

All projects are scheduled to begin in 2016, except Sásabe-Guaymas which kicks off in 2014. Depending on the stretch, offers are due in September and October.