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Los Ramones Gas Pipeline in Mexico

One of the gas pipeline’s station.

One of the gas pipeline’s station.

The integrated project for the Los Ramones Gas Pipeline, for Gasoductos del Noreste (GDN), consists in supplying natural gas from Texas (USA) to Guanajuato, a city located in the center of Mexico. It is currently the biggest natural gas supply and distribution facility in the country. The diameter of the pipeline, at 48 inches, makes it the country’s largest transport system.

SENER is involved in this project as part of a consortium and holds responsibility for 50% of all the work done. This consortium is executing the turnkey contract for the Los Ramones 1 phase, which encompasses the building of two stations (the largest of their kind built in Mexico to date), one located in Frontera (in Tamaulipas state, which borders the United States) and the other in Ramones (in the state of Nuevo León, close to Monterrey), as well as the 48-inch, 114-km long gas pipeline that links them both and that has already been completed.

SENER work encompasses the engineering, procurement, construction and start of operations of the stations and the supervisory control and data acquisition system and the property management system.

Specifically, the work encompasses the engineering, procurement, construction and start of operations of the stations and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA) and the Property Management System (PMS) that link the pipeline and the valve stations with the compression stations and the client’s central control system, located in the city of Monterrey. The consortium was also responsible for the detail engineering of both the gas pipeline and the three line-valve stations. All the engineering work, procurement and construction are carried out simultaneously, as this is a fast-track project.

The main equipment and systems for the stations include the six turbo-compressors for solar natural gas, with a capacity of 0.64 million m3 per day, six air coolers, eight vertical separation filters and eight coalescent filters, four measuring and control stations, each weighing 360 tons, three cleaning device launchers, 48 and 42-inch pig traps, eight buildings, the SCADA system, the DCS (Distributed Control System), the F&G (Fire and Gas detection system) and the EDS (Emergency shut Down System). 

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Los Ramones gas pipeline facilities. Los Ramones gas pipeline facilities.

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