March 2, 2024

Mexico Pacific Ltd. LLC has awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for the Sierra Madre pipeline project to a joint venture of GDI Sicim Pipelines SA de CV and Bonatti Mexico SA de CV.

Mexico Pacific said in a media release that the 500-mile pipeline will be utilized as the primary natural gas supply path for the transportation of up to 2.8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the United States border to the first phase of Mexico Pacific’s 15 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) Saguaro Energia liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility located in Puerto Libertad, Sonora, Mexico.

Under the lump-sum-turnkey EPC contracts, the GDI Sicim Pipelines and Bonatti joint venture will engineer, procure and construct the Sierra Madre pipeline, with Bonatti’s scope extending to the required compressor stations, Mexico Pacific said.

Ivan Van der Walt, chief executive officer of Mexico Pacific, called the contractors “a team of best-in-class international pipeline contractors with proven track records of pipeline execution and delivery in Mexico.“

“Execution of our pipeline EPC contracts represents yet another important inflection point for our project as we prepare to move into construction. We look forward to working with GDI Sicim Pipelines and Bonatti in delivering a project that will bring transformational value to Mexico and critically needed cleaner energy supply to global markets”, Van der Walt said.

Earlier this month, Mexico Pacific signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the government of the state of Chihuahua, attracting key financial investment in Chihuahua and supporting the construction and operation of the pipeline.

As part of the agreement, Mexico Pacific said the Chihuahua government will continue to pave an efficient path for the commencement of construction of this project in the coming months, marking a milestone in the progression of energy infrastructure in the state.

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