From Tuesday, June 20th to Monday, June 26th, 2017
The Ministry of Energy and Mines announced that the project "Massive Use of Natural Gas – Natural Gas Pipeline Network across the Regions of Apurimac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junín, Cusco, Puno and Ucayali", with an estimate investment of US $ 350 million, will be awarded in December of this year
The Vice Minister of Energy, Arturo Vásquez, declared that the project, which will facilitate the transport of natural gas from Camisea to seven regions of central and southern Peru and that will require an investment of US $ 350 million, will be awarded in December of this year. Previously, ProInversión announced that it had the interest of four international companies (one Bolivian, two Colombian and one Spanish) in develop the project.
The project plans to supply natural gas to 100,000 users in the first eight years of concession term, being the most ambitious project for the massification of natural gas. The two projects that have already been awarded for the distribution of natural gas in the north and south west of the country, whose total investment reached US$ 260 million, will start commercial operation in July of this year.
Finally, the Vice Minister mentioned that a private initiative has been received by the Ministry of Energy and Mines to execute a natural gas massification project in the Tumbes region, whose investment would require US $ 26 million. The initiative is currently being evaluated.
The port operator “Terminales Portuarios Chancay” will begin the construction of the first phase of the Chancay port in October, with an investment of US$ 420 million. The parent company of the operator is searching of a partner for the financing of the project
The General Manager of the company, José Noriega Lores, declared that by October two contractors will be working on the construction of a tunnel and the maritime works required by the project. The works will start four months later than scheduled, since to date the preliminary work have reached 81% of advance.
The construction of the tunnel comprises an underground construction of 1.8 kilometers below the city of Chancay and the Panamericana Norte Highway, which will comprise a two-way three-lane track and a mineral transport belt. This tunnel will connect the port with the future industrial complex of the city. The maritime works include the installation of a 275-meter dock, as well as the installation of conveyor belts.
Regarding the advances in the logistic complex near the port, the General Manager informed that it is in the stage of design and basic engineering.