The company Energía Argentina called for a public tender for the construction of the President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline, which will involve 563 kilometers between Neuquén and the west of the province of Buenos Airesin a strategic work for expand the capacity of the natural gas transportation system by 25% and it will helpDevelop growing production at the Vaca Muerta field.
Through publication in the Official Gazette, the call for bids seeks the contracting of services, supplies and works for the construction of the Presidente Néstor Kirchner Gas Pipeline, Mercedes Cardales Gas Pipeline and complementary works of Stage I.
This instance will have from this Saturday available the bidding document to be consulted and downloaded on the web of the company Argentine Energy Integration and will have term for the pPresentation of offers until July 8.
This work will connect the unconventional hydrocarbon production area of Vaca Muerta, in Neuquén, with the provinces of Río Negro, La Pampa, Buenos Aires and Santa Fe and will allow a 25% expansion of the capacity of the natural gas transportation system and will help develop the growing production in Vaca Muerta.
After the call was made known, the president of Energia Argentina, Agustín Gerezstated that “continues the transformation project that will set the course for the country for the next 25 years”.
“The construction of this gas pipeline is part of the recovery that Argentina is going through and we are proud to be part of the construction of the future, assuming this task with responsibility and dedication,” added the president of the public company that is in charge of the work.
Also, the energy company announced that the bidding process It foresees its culmination during the month of August 2022, thus complying with the originally established schedules.
The call for tender is part of the actions that Energía Argentina has been carrying out from decree 76/2022, that will be financed in part thanks to the solidarity contribution to the great fortunes for the provision of pipes, environmental impact studies and processes for the acquisition of complementary goods for the start-up of the gas pipeline.
To date, the supply of pipes has been awarded, while The opening of offers has already been carried out. and the acquisition of valves, electrodes, heat-shrinkable blankets, measurement sections, chromatographs and other elements linked to both the gas pipeline and complementary works.
At the same time, The project includes the expansion of NEUBA II, the reversal of the North Stages I and II, the expansion of the Central West gas pipeline and the expansion of the final stretches of gas pipelines in the AMBA.
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The decree also determined that an administration and financial trust (the Fondesgas) would be constituted. to carry out the administration, totally or partially, of the works of the Transport.AR System, appointing Energía Argentina as trustee and BICE as trustee.
In its first stage the work will allow iIncrease transportation capacity by 24 million cubic meters (m3) of daily gas to replace fuel imports and will extend along 558 kilometers with an estimated investment of US$ 1,500 million.
The laying of the gas pipeline will link the towns of Treatyén, in Neuquén, with Salliqueló, in the central west of Buenos Aires; while in a second stage it will extend to the south of Santa Fe.
About, the Secretary of Energy, Darío Martínez, indicated that in fiscal material will represent a relief of US$ 3,000 million in the first stage and US$ 5,000 in the second stage.