Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), a subsidiary of Sempra, has been declared the winner of the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) tender for the gas pipeline from Ojinaga to El Encino in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
The firm under the terms of the contract, IEnova will provide the transportation services of natural gas to the CFE for a term of 25 years.
The gas pipeline starts at the border with the United States connecting with the Waha-Ojinaga gas pipeline and ends at Encino. It will have three other connections with chihuahua corridor, Laguna gas pipeline and with the Topolobampo pipeline. The 205 kilometer, 42-inch diameter pipeline will have a design capacity capable of transporting approximately 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.
The contract will include the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the gas infrastructure.
The estimated investment is US$300 million and the pipeline is expected to begin operations during the first half of 2017.
Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, Chairman and CEO of IEnova stated:
"This is a result of our experience in building energy infrastructure projects and our commitment with the development of Mexico. I would like to highlight that the tender process was conducted by the CFE with transparency and professionalism. This was a competitive bid in which five other companies participated."