Texas-Tuxpan and the gas pipeline

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South Texas-Tuxpan gas pipeline is an underwater natural gas pipeline planned between the Texas, US, and Veracruz, Mexico.

The $3.1bn project is being developed by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) of Mexico, and will become the country’s first subsea pipeline upon completion.The pipline will help the southern region of the US to address its increasing demand for natural gas.A joint venture (JV) between TransCanada (60%) and Sempra Energy’s Mexican unit IEnova (40%) known as Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG) is constructing the project.The JV won a 25-year build, own and operate (BOO) contract from CFE in 2015.Construction of the pipeline commenced in the port of Altamira, Mexico, in May 2017, and completion is currently scheduled for late-2018.

The underwater pipeline has been touted as one of the longest pipelines ever constructed by TransCanada in Mexico and will have a total length of 800km and a diameter of 42in.

It will include both onshore and offshore routes, with the offshore portion being the longest.

The pipeline will start off the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, near Brownsville in Texas, US, and end in Tuxpan port in Veracruz, Mexico.

It will have a capacity to transport 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day, and will interconnect with a number of other proposed pipelines, including Nueces-Brownsville gas pipeline and Tuxpan-Tula gas pipeline.

The pipeline is also expected to link up with an existing network in Cenagas’s pipeline system in Altamira, as well as others in the region.

Two compression stations based at Altamira port and Matamoros port in the Tamaulipas state, Mexico, will also be constructed.

Altamira port will serve as the production and logistics centre for the project.

The port’s ballast pipe construction plant will manufacture approximately 55,000 pieces of concrete-lined steel pipes for use along the pipeline



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