Tucumán planning new US$26mn pipeline

Monday, August 22, 2011

Argentina's Tucumán province water utility SAT plans to launch a tender in 2012 for a new water pipeline to supply San Javier, local paper La Gaceta reported.

The project will cost 110mn pesos (US$26.3mn) and has already been approved, according to SAT head Alfredo Calvo, who added that the new pipeline would solve the problem of recurring water shortages in San Javier.

The new Anfama pipeline will run parallel to the existing structure, with a diameter of 600mm. The current pipeline was built more than 60 years ago and runs over 30km, with pipes 300mm in diameter, the paper said.

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SAT is also considering plans to build a new 56km pipeline known as Vipos, which would serve Yerba Buena initially and Tafí Viejo and Villa Carmela in a later phase.