CFE extended the deadlines due to the high number of questions from potential bidders, according to CFE statements.
The supply contract entails the delivery of 500Mf3/d (14.2Mm3/d) of LNG for 20 years.
Groups interested in the supply contract include Transportaciones Maritimas Petroleras; Transportacion Maritima Mexicana; Shell Mexico Gas Natural; Sumitomo Corporation de Mexico; Grupo Anumen; Gastream Mexico; ChevronTexaco de Mexico; Transcanada Pipelines; and Sempra Energy.
Potential bidders for the reception, storage and re-gasification contract include Iberdrola; ICA Fluor Daniel; Marubeni; Mitsui; OHL; Sempra Energy; Techint; Tokio Gas; and Union Fenosa Gas.
The winner of this contract will also supply natural gas to CFE for 20 years.
Winners of the supply and reception, storage and re-gasification contracts will have to provide guarantees of US$120mn and US$85mn respectively at contract signing.
CFE expects the Manzanillo project in Colima state on the Pacific coast to begin operations in 2011.
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