This Thursday, Argentine Energy and the company SIAT S.A. signed the contract for the provision of pipes for him President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline and its complementary works.
The signed contract consists of the purchase of 582 km of 36-inch diameter pipes and 74 km of 30-inch pipes, which will be used for the first stage of the Nestor Kirchner gas pipeline Come in Treatyén (Neuquén) and Saliquelló (Buenos Aires) and for its complementary works.
The Nestor Kirchner gas pipeline will join the deposit Dead cow with the Buenos Aires town of Saliquelowith an extension of 558 kilometers, to later in a second stage extend to the south of the province of Santa Fe. This undertaking will allow the Argentina not only supply the internal consumption of gas but also export this fuel, with the consequent income of foreign exchange for the country.
The President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline It will allow a 25% expansion of the capacity of the Argentine natural gas transportation system. It will also add to the development of production in Dead cowsince it will allow this input to reach the country’s large consumption centers, fully improving the behavior of the gas transportation system, according to official information.
“The signing of this contract is a fundamental milestone for this transformative project, which will undoubtedly set the course for Argentina in the next 25 years and guide us towards energy sovereignty,” said the president of Argentine Energy, Agustin Gerez.
And he added that “this reflects the enormous effort and dedication that we allocate to the project so that it can be in operational condition according to the construction bidding schedule.”
For its part, the company pointed out that “in this way, Argentine Energy advances steadily in the realization of a strategic project for our country”.
“The President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline It will make it possible for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of our country to access energy at competitive prices, which due to the international situation has become a critical input, thus boosting employment and production,” he explained. Gerez.
The award of the work generated a controversy in the national government that led to the resignation of the then Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas
The Secretary of Energy, Darío Martínez; the Undersecretary of Electric Energy, Federico Basualdo; and the Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons, Maggie Videla.