Liquid fuel storage terminals in Mexico

Render of the future storage terminals for IEnova in Mexico. SENER in Mexico has signed this past March three contracts with the company IEnova (belonging to Sempra Energy) to carry out the detailed engineering (phase II) for the liquid fuel storage terminals Valle de México, Puebla and Veracruz, which represents a burden of approximate work of 180,000 man-hours, adding phases I and II.

The first 25,000 man-hours of engineering services, corresponding to the FEED Engineering (Front End Engineering Design) of the terminals (phase I), were signed with IEnova in December 2017 and have been executed during the months of January and February this year. Together, these terminals will have a final storage capacity of 3.58 million barrels of liquid fuels.

The main purpose of the terminals is to receive foreign fuels and distribute them in the center of the Mexican territory. The fuels will be received at the Veracruz terminal, which will have marine facilities that includes a 300 m jetty for berthing and unloading of tankers, and the necessary infrastructure to store and distribute regular gasoline, premium gasoline, diesel, turbosina and tert-Butyl methyl ether (MTBE), with a storage capacity of 1.7 million barrels. The local distribution will be done through truck oil tanks and the transportation of fuels to the other terminals will be through rail oil tanks.

In the Puebla and Valle de México terminals, fuels will be received through rail oil tanks and local distribution will be done through truck oil tanks, the storage capacity of the Puebla and Valle de México terminals is 940 thousand barrels each one of them.

IEnova, a Sempra Energy Company, develops, builds and operates energy infrastructure in Mexico. With more than 900 employees and approximately US$7,600 M (6,570 M€) invested (at the end of 2017, including projects in operation and under construction), IEnova’s footprint in Mexico includes several lines of business across the energy infrastructure value chain that is open to private investment in our country.