Argentina launches tender for US$3bn gas pipeline

Monday, February 13, 2017

Argentine state-owned energy company Enarsa launched a tender for the operation and maintenance of multiple stretches of the GNEA natural gas pipeline, and of a pipeline that supplies the Brigadier López thermal power plant in Santa Fe province.

The GNEA sections are located in Salta, Formosa, Chaco and Santa Fe provinces.

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The winning bidder will obtain a five-year O&M contract, with the possibility of a two-year extension.

Construction of each pipeline section is expected to be completed during 2017, according to the tender's bidding terms, which can be viewed here in Spanish.

Interested parties have until April 21 to present their offers.

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Also from Argentina, Wärtsilä reported the arrival of 10 dual-fuel engines that it will be installed at thermal plants in Buenos Aires and Santa Fe provinces.

Following a national thermal energy supply tender that concluded in 2016, Helsinki-based Wärtsilä obtained contracts to supply over 500MW of generating capacity to Argentina.