Bolivia Plans to Overhaul Chile Fuel Import Facility
10.18.2023 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

October 18, 2023 [bn americas]- YPFB Transporte, the transport arm of Bolivia’s state hydrocarbons company YPFB, launched bidding to revamp its fuel import infrastructure in neighboring Chile.


The work entails drafting the basic and detailed engineering to overhaul the Arica terminal (pictured) in northern Chile that YPFB operates under a concession granted in 1955.

“In response to the increase in demand for liquid hydrocarbons in the domestic market, the hydrocarbon transportation system of YPFB Transporte S.A. that supplies these markets requires adapting its transportation capacity,” according to the subsidiary.

The project looks to optimize operations and will target the terminal’s mechanical, civil, electrical, instrumentation, control, and communications areas.

Offers for the 180-day contract are due by October 30, according to procurement information available at the following links: part 1, part 2 and annexes.

The terminal connects to Bolivia’s hydrocarbons network via the Sica Sica-Arica (OSSA 2) pipeline. A call for bids to carry out similar engineering work for this transport duct was recently declared void.

Apart from the lull in 2020 due to the pandemic, Bolivia’s imports of fuel and lubricants have grown annually, jumping 60% to 2.22Mt in 2022 from 2017, according to the country’s national statistics institute.

This year’s import of the products through end-July totaled 1.36Mt, the data shows.


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