Peru awards Nodo thermo plants, gas plans advance

Dec 02, 2013 12:00 AM

EnerSur and Samay I, an IC Power unit, secured separate contracts to build 500MW natural gas/diesel-fired plants in southern Peru as part of the Nodo Energético del Sur project, private investment promotion agency ProInversión announced.

Samay I won a contract to build the Mollendo plant in Arequipa region with a bid of US$6,899/MW/month and EnerSur won a contract to build the Ilo plant in Moquegua with an offer of US$5,750/MW/month. Mollendo and Ilo's maximum bidding prices were US$9,369/MW/month and US$9,452/MW/month, respectively.

Mollendo is scheduled to come online May 2016 and Ilo March 2017. The plants will initially burn diesel and then natural gas from the Gasoducto Sur Peruano southern gas pipeline project.

The plants will use 70% of Gasoducto's capacity, 20% by a future petrochemical complex and the remainder by industrial and residential clients, energy and mining minister Jorge Merino Tafur said in a ministry release.

Switching Mollendo and Ilo to natural gas will reduce generation costs to US$40/MWh from US$250/MWh, he added.

The minister also announced the start of a project to expand natural gas use across the country after meeting with Ayacucho, Cuzco and Huancavelica regional heads.

Graña y Montero Petrolera, which won the project in July and signed the deal in October, should have gas transport equipment in place in six months with installation of distribution piping ready in about a year, he said.

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