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Brief -- CFE Empalme Gas Pipeline

Three finalists have been selected by Mexico's Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to construct and operate the Empalme Gas Pipeline Branch in the state of Sonora. The $35 million project will connect the Sasabe-Guaymas and Guaymas-El Oro pipelines with about 12 miles of 16- and 20-inch diameter pipeline. It is to have capacity of 226 MMcf/d and will serve two new combined-cycle power plants in Sonora: Empalme I (770 MW) and Empalme II (791 MW). The three finalists are Arendal, S. de R.L. de C.V.; Gasoducto de Aguaprieta, S. de R.L. de C.V.; and Gas Natural Del Noroeste S.A. de C.V. According to a CFE data sheet for the project, the target date for a contract award is May 2 with commercial operation expected in May 2017.

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