Transredes Completes Phase 2 of Altiplano Pipeline

Bolivian gas transporter Transredes has completed the US$36mn second phase of the Altiplano pipeline (GAA), bringing total pipeline investment to date to US$44mn, local press reported.

The second phase of the project entailed the construction of four gas compression stations as well as stretches of parallel pipelines between Rio Grande-Samaipata, Parotani-Oruro as well as Oruro-Sica Sica.

The pipeline has a 75Mf3/d (2.1Mm3/d) transport capacity.

Six Bolivian companies started works on the second phase of GAA in March.

Although construction on the second phase of the project has just been completed, Transredes has been pumping gas from Rio Grande to La Paz at full capacity since last August.

THIRD PHASE

Transredes is also studying a US$25mn third phase to the GAA pipeline and plans to begin construction by end-Q1 next year.

The pipeline, which is expected to begin operations by July, will transport an additional 5Mf3/d.

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