Mexico's Petroleos Mexicanos has reopened bidding for revamps of two of its refineries, at Tula, Hidalgo, and Salamanca, Guanajuato.
On Mar. 10, Pemex voided the original bidding round for the upgrade projects, citing a lack of competitive offers (OGJ, Mar. 15, 1999, Newsletter). According to Pemex officials, no significant changes were made in the terms of the work contract for this new round, but more time was seen as necessary to allow more companies to participate in the bidding.
The deadline to present proposals for the Salamanca upgrade is July 29, and the final decision will be announced on Aug. 23. The work on the refinery is to begin in December 1999 and is to b...