Panama: Petroleum dock urgently need for thermo-electric plants

Apsa is proposing the construction of a new petroleum pair in Balboa and improvements for the installations at Cristobal.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The lack of a petroleum dock at Port Balboa and Port Cristobal are putting the supply of electric energy at risk during the dry season when only a fraction of the plants work, warned Idis de Castillero, president of Atlantic Pacific, S.A. (Apsa), a bunker storage company.
Apsa has an investment project worth over $20 million and it includes the construction of a new petroleum dock at Balboa and improvements at Cristobal.



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The Oil Dock at Moin

May 2012

The Costa Rican Oil Refinery has given the order to start works to the consortium ICA-MECO (ICA Ingenieros Civiles Asociados de C.V-Constructora Meco S.A).

A statement from the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (RECOPE) reads:

On May 15 the order was given for the proposed expansion of the Atlantic port terminal, awarded to the consortium ICA-MECO (ICA Ingenieros Civiles Asociados de C.V-Constructora Meco S.A).

Contract Endorsed for Oil Dock in Moin

March 2012

The green light has been given to a contract between the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) and the ICA-MECO consortium for the works which will cost $97 million.

The Controller General of the Republic (CGR) has endorsed a contract between the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) and the consortium ICA-MECO, a case which has been pending since 1998.

Controller Confirms Award of Oil Terminal Works

December 2011

The Controller of the Republic of Costa Rica has confirmed the award of the works on the oil terminal to the consortium ICA-MECO.

The regulator dismissed appeals filed against the award on the grounds that they lacked merit.

"The tender promoted by the Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) includes the construction of a Dukes quay berth, via which products that the country needs, such as gasoline, diesel and oil can be unloaded.

ICA-MECO is Awarded Oil Dock in Costa Rica

August 2011

The consortium will have 26 months to develop the oil dock project at Moin, at a cost of $96 million.

The Costa Rican Petroleum Refinery has awarded the construction and commissioning of the new oil dock to the consortium ICA - MECO, made up of the companies Ingenieros Civiles Asociados de CV and Constructora Meco S.A.

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