Mexican state oil company Pemex's project engineering and development department reported five companies have purchased bidding rules to date to build two cryogenic plants at the Burgos gas-processing complex in Tamaulipas state.
The potential bidders are Gutsa Infraestructura, Ica Fluor Daniel, Turbinas Solar, Invensys Systems México and Dragados Industriales de México, according to meeting minutes from a fifth question-and-answer session.
The plants, dubbed 5 and 6, will each process 200Mf3/d (5.66Mm3) to produce dry gas, LPG and light naphtha. The plants will increase the complex's processing capacity to 1.2Bf3/d.
Offers are due November 30 with works scheduled to begin in January. Works will take two years.
Pemex has budgeted up to 110mn pesos (US$10mn) for the first year of works.
The contract also includes building storage tanks, which include two 20,000b-capacity tanks for LPG and two 10,000b-capacity tanks for light naphtha.
The state oil company already has spent some US$337mn on the complex's four existing cryogenic plants as well as storage and distribution infrastructure in the last four years.
Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica operates the complex.