Burgos cryogenic tender attracts 5 cos to date

Thursday, October 26, 2006

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.

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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.