The investment will comprise: $100 million for the procurement of a 26-inch-diameter line pipe; $80 million for gas turbines, compressors, slug catchers and launchers; and $70 million for pipeline construction.

A number of companies have already expressed interest in the project and a tender is expected to be issued by the end of the year. Engineering and construction work will take about 18 months. The UK’s Penspen International is the project management consultant (PMC). Front-end engineering and design (FEED) was carried out by France’s Sofregaz.