Pemex 10-year Pipeline Works Tender Attracts Initial 32 Companies

Thirty-two firms have expressed interest in an international pipeline works tender that Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P unit Pemex Exploracion y Produccion (PEP) launched last month.

The potential bidders are the following: EMS Energy Services; Wood Group; Itochu; Termotecnica Industrial; Tradeco Industrial; Petrofac; Cobra Instalaciones; Tejas Gas de Toluca; Constructora Subacuatica Diavaz; Proa Energy Service; Hannover Compression; Mexssub; Desarrollos de Ingenieria y Construccion; ARB Arendal; Rotork Servocontroles; Equipomex; Rosen; Emerson Process; Siemens Oil & Gas Services; Bisnmak; GE Oil & Gas PII Pipeline Solutions; Speman Consulting; Servicios Marinos y Terrestres; Sieend; Grupo Protexa; Gutsa Infraestructura; Veco-pias; Security Network Systems; Oceanografia; OPC Ingenieria y Construccion; Business Development Manager; and Sensa Control Digital, according to PEP site visit minutes.

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.

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

Bidding rules are available through September 7 and offers due September 13. Works are scheduled to begin in January 2008.

The system includes the following: 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.

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