Natural Gas Liquefaction Plant in Pampa Melchorita

Pampa Melchorita is the first natural gas liquefaction plant in South America to date.

Project description:

The complex comprises the plant itself, a maritime terminal and a 408-kilometer gas pipeline, which crosses the Andes and reaches the coast of the Pacific Ocean, at a point located 170 kilometers south of Lima. This plant has the capacity to process 620 million cubic feet of gas per day and an export goal of 4.2 trillion cubic feet in the next 18 years.


Our services include:


  • Construction of temporary and permanent camps, foundation of tanks, underground facilities, civil works of the plant, mechanical assembly, pipes and electrical and instrumentation, in addition to the construction of permanent plant and exterior buildings

General information

  • Client: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I)
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Period: 2007 – 2010

Main data

  • Plant capacity: 450 MMPCD
  • Concrete: 77,000 m3
  • Structures assembly: 3,500 t
  • Piping: 3,000 t
  • Instrumentation: 11.000 u
  • Cables: 980 km
  • N° of MH: 2 MM

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