OPERATION OF GAS
In keeping with Fermaca's commitment to having the finest technology, Tejas Gas de Toluca, S. de R.L. de C.V. (TGT), operates a SCADA Control Centre (System Control and Data Acquisition Supervisor); a system that uses an independent satellite network to monitor and control any of our pipelines.
Our Control Centre is in constant operation. We guarantee an uninterrupted supply of natural gas. As an example of our thorough contingency measures, we have an independent power supply of 80 hours in the event of a power failure. We have taken the necessary measures to remain operational even under the most challenging circumstances. We even have a back-up control centre in another location.
The vast experience of our SCADA operators guarantees, under any operational situation, an immediate response and an uninterrupted flow of natural gas. At Fermaca, safety is of paramount importance and we have taken extensive precautionary measures.
Fermaca yet again exhibits its dedication and commitment to the development of the energy sector through its Chavez Natural Gas Compression Station, located in the North of México. This project is representative of how Fermaca contributes to the growth of the country's infrastructure. It is also an example of how we pioneer new energy developments which are in keeping with stringent national and international regulations. We provide the highest levels of quality and reliability in all our ventures – this project is no different.
The compression system in Chavez consists of three reciprocating compressor units that use internal combustion engines with a total installed capacity of 6,675 HP. At any given time there are two units in operation and another on relay, guaranteeing the transportation of 100 MMCFD of natural gas.
TEJAS GAS DE TOLUCA
In 1996, Fermaca and Westpark Resources started building the 'Tejas Gas de Toluca' pipeline project.
The project comprises of a 16" diameter pipeline, with various related facilities. The pipeline interconnects with the PEMEX 36" diameter natural gas supply line in Palmillas.
Our pipeline carries gas through 126 KM in a southern direction. It passes through numerous communities in the state of México and ends at the city gate of the Toluca metropolitan area.
Tarahumara Pipeline, S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Fermaca, recently completed work on a pipeline in the North of México called "Chihuahua Corridor". This venture is a testament to Fermaca's extensive experience in designing, constructing and operating such complex work.
This pipeline is 375 KM long with a 36" diameter and a transportation capacity of 850 million cubic feet per day. It starts at the US/México border, in El Paso Texas, and supplies gas to the North of the country, in the state of Chihuahua.