TransCanada to Extend Mexican Gas Pipeline
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
TransCanada Corp. will require 50,000 hp (37 MW) of new compression in a US$500 million extension of its Tamazunchale Pipeline in Mexico.
It announced the project after receiving a 25-year gas supply contract from Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned power company.
TransCanada said the 30- and 36-in. (762 and 914 mm), 146-mi. (235 km) pipeline would have capacity of 630 MMcfd (17.8 x 106 m3/d). Completion is due in the first quarter of 2014.
It will originate at the terminus of TransCanada’s existing Tamazunchale Pipeline in the state of San Luis Potosi and extend through the states of Hidalgo and Queretaro, where it will connect with Mexico’s national pipeline system and serve a CFE combined-cycle power generating facility near El Sauz, Queretaro.
For more information: www.TransCanada.com