The Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines (MEM) released the public opinion information on the succesful bid by Proinversion for the construction of the Gaseoducto Sur Peruano (GSP).
Eleodoro Mayorga Alba, the minister, also announced the project was already in progress and will be finished soon. Once finished, the GSP will consist of two thermal energy plants that will provide electricity to southern Peru.
The minister revealed a total of 20 companies were involved in the bidding process, then to seven in the final stages.
“We all know that one of the consortiums was disqualified for trying to make last-minute changes to its legal statements and for, therefore, violating the bidding terms,” Mayorga told Andina.
Mayorga recalls a previous project called, Gasoducto Sur Andino from the previous administration. That project was not approved of nationally and therefore required approvements which have been achieved. This project is said to be different and better according to the ministry.
“The total cost of service was estimated at US$7.3 million. This includes not only the investment, as was the previous project’s case, but the operation and maintenance costs, income taxes, among others, for the next 30 years,” added Mayorga.
The project will be utilizing reserves from lot 58 and not the controversial lot 88
The project will expand access to natural gas in southern Peru
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