Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht has awarded a new contract to Spain's Guascor for the supply of 22 natural gas-fired generation units to Argentine natural gas transporter Transportadora de Gas del Sur’s (TGS). This is because TGS is in the process of expanding its gas pipelines. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
Odebrecht will install these generation units at compressor plants on TGS’s three pipelines, which connect the Neuquen, San Jorge and Austral basins in Argentina with Buenos Aires province. The work is expected to take at least two years.
TGS operates pipelines that stretch 8,600 km and transport 60 per cent of the gas consumed in the country.