Contractor Hired to Build Peruvian Gas Grid
Peruvian gas distributor Gases del Norte (Gasnorp) has hired Lima-based contractor Grana y Montero (GyM) to build a new gas distribution system in the northwest Piura region, GyM said on September 9.
GyM's engineering, procurement and construction contract is worth $57.9mn and runs for 16 months. The award comes after Gasnorp, owned by Colombia's Promigas, secured environmental approvals for the project in July. It expects the first pipelines to be commissioned in April 2021.
The planned network comprises 1,133 km of pipes connecting 64,000 homes, 640 businesses, 45 industrial clients and 10 gas filling stations. It will handle up to 40mn ft3/d of gas supply from fields in the area.
Gasnorp won a 32- year concession contract in November last year for the $230mn project, which is part of a broader gasification programme launched by the Peruvian government. Piura's access to gas supply is currently limited.