PEMEX and ENGIE will work with Emerson on Mexican gas pipelines

Mexican oil and gas giant Pemex and ENGIE, a French energy company, have selected Emerson to help upgrade and expand Mexico’s gas pipeline infrastructure.
The $8.9 million automation project is part of Mexico’s energy reform initiative. Because existing natural gas availability is expected to fall short of demand from a growing population and industrialization, the country is increasing capacity for importing low-cost natural gas from the United States. Pemex estimates demand for natural gas will grow 3.6 percent per year from 2012 to 2028, with total imports increasing to 3 billion cubic feet per day.
Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, will automate the southern portion of the Los Ramones Phase II pipeline. When completed, the 291 kilometer Los Ramones II Sur pipeline will have the capacity to deliver 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.
Emerson’s services and automation technologies for the project include design and implementation services; Fisher™ valves and regulators; Rosemount™ and Daniel™ measurement instruments; DeltaV™ distributed control systems; flow computers; and systems for emergency shutdown and for fire and gas detection.