SICIM has been awarded a new project in Mexico, in Dos Bocas, of which works have just started. To date, over 3500 km of pipelines have been installed in Mexican territory, which are destined to increase with the new activities.
The Southeast Extension Project (SEE Project), is part of a broader articulated scheme aimed at expanding the use of gas from Texas, through the "Sur de Texas" marine pipeline to the north-eastern area of Mexico, which also includes the Yucatan. The works include the installation of a new gas pipeline starting from Tuxpan and arriving in Dos Bocas. The task entrusted to SICIM is the installation of the arrival section, a land-sea connection called “landfall”, performed with a modern technology that takes the name of “direct pipe”. This technique carries out a drilling using a protection pipe, 48 inches in diameter and 1 km long, into which the final pipeline of the marine gas pipeline to the mainland will be introduced. After making this sea-land connection, SICIM will install a section, 500 meters long, which will connect to the new gas metering station, used for measuring, regulating and controlling the gas transported. The works were commissioned by TC Energy, one of the main North American energy companies, and the end of those is scheduled for 2024.
This is the second project of this type carried out by SICIM in Mexico, where the company has been present since 2009 in the city of Guadalajara, for the construction of the first project on site which involved the construction of a 306 km gas pipeline in the Manzanillo - Guadalajara section.