Construction of Multifuel Pipeline
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) has mandated that a multifuel liquid pipeline be constructed from the Petrotrin Refinery at Pointe a Pierre to a site near the Blue River Interchange along with liquid petroleum storage and top loading gantry at Caroni and an 8” pipeline for jet fuel to Piarco. The pipeline will improve security of supply to the two (2) locations and minimise the congestions on the roads from Road Tanker Wagons.
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) has been requested by the GORTT to construct the pipeline and related infrastructure. Work began on the project in December 2007 and as at August 31st 2009 has reached 68% completion. The total expenditure on the project as at August 31st 2009 is TT$ 186 million. The project is forecasted to be complete in September/October 2010 at an estimated total cost of TT$739 million.
Construction of Gas Pipeline to Tobago
In order to increase the capacity of the electricity supply in Tobago beyond the capacity of the submarine electricity cables that supply Tobago from Trinidad, a natural gas power plant would be constructed in Tobago. In May 2007,
Cabinet agreed that the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) construct a sub-sea pipeline for the transportation of natural gas to Cove Estate, Tobago and that the pipeline will be financed under the Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF).
A twelve-inch (12”) diameter 54 km (33 mile) long subsea natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure would be constructed from the BHP Billiton (BHPB) Central Processing Platform in the Angostura Field to Cove Estate, Tobago.
The pipeline will terminate at an inlet receiving station at the battery limits of the estate, inclusive of custody transfer metering.
Work began on the project in October 2007 and as at August 31st 2009 has reached 60.4 % actual completion vs. 58.8 % planned completion which indicates that currently the project is ahead of schedule. The expenditure on the project as at August 31st 2009 is US$ 45.00 million. Offshore pipeline construction is set to begin in March 2010 and the completion date for the project has been revised and is now scheduled for January 2011. The overall capital cost of the project is estimated at US$ 164 million.