Sempra Gets Big Contract for Mexican Pipeline
Friday, October 26, 2012
Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned electric utility, has awarded Sempra Mexico a contract to build, own and operate an 820 km, US$1 billion natural gas pipeline network connecting the northwestern states of Sonora and Sinaloa.
The network will include two segments connecting to the U.S. interstate pipeline system in Arizona and will supply new and existing CFE power plants that currently use fuel oil. Details on compression requirements were not announced.
A 0.9 m, 500 km pipeline from Sasabe, south of Tucson, Arizona, to Guaymas, Sonora, will have a capacity of 21.8 x 106 m3/d. It will begin operation in late 2014. A 0.76 m, 320 km pipeline from Guaymas to El Oro, Sinaloa, with a capacity of 14.4 x 106 m3/d, will start up in the third quarter of 2016.
Sempra Mexico has 400 employees and more than US$2.4 billion in assets, including 700 km of natural and liquefied petroleum gas pipelines in all six northern Mexican states. Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, California, owns Sempra International, which in turn owns Sempra Mexico.
For more information: www.Sempra.com