Pemex Launches 10-year Pipeline Works Tender

Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P unit Pemex Exploracion y Produccion (PEP) on September 7 will accept and open offers for an international pipeline works tender.

The 10-year contract entails carrying out works to ensure the reliability of the hydrocarbons pipeline transport system in the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Chiapas and Oaxaca, according to bidding rules.

An estimated US$46.5mn has been earmarked for the contract's first year (2008).

PEP has scheduled a site visit for June 7, with contract signing slated for October. Works are due to begin in January 2008.

The system includes: 93 pipelines running 1,775km in total that are operational or temporarily out of service; 22 pipelines (325km) out of operation; and pumping, storage and sale centers.

Potential bidders must have operated and managed without interruptions hydrocarbons transport systems from 2002-06 with a length no less than 1,700km, among other requirements.

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