The concession marks the beginning of a new development center for southern Peru (which includes Cusco, Apurimac, Puno, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna) that will provide great benefits since these regions will have natural gas supply for residential, vehicle, commercial, power generation and industry applications. The initiative will generate significant savings for users and make possible industrial competitiveness and economic development.
Minister of Energy and Mining Eleodoro Mayorga Alba said that this mega project involves the design, construction and operation of two pipelines, one for natural gas from Camisea to Ilo, and the other for natural gas liquids initially from Camisea to the bypass and then to the south with the option to reach a port on the south coast.
Odebretch and Enagás companies bid USD 7,328,654,011 for their services, lower than the maximum cost set in the tender, which was USD 7,800 million.
Mayorga said that the energy grid change pushed by Peruvian South Gas Pipeline, which encourages the use of natural gas instead of liquid fuels, will make a positive impact on the environment, because the natural gas produces fewer emissions and plays in favor of people’s health.
A few weeks ago, the Regional Government of Cusco handed over the land to build the first CNG station that will service the city of Cusco.
Source: Ministry of Energy and Mining of Peru.