Mexican petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and compatriot port operator SSA Mexico have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of developing an oil port infrastructure in the Port of Tuxpan, Veracruz.
“This agreement considers the analysis of a project in which SSA will adapt one of its anchoring positions for the receipt of oil and petrol products so that Pemex can use it, as well as the building of a duct that will connect this terminal to the Storage and Dispatch Terminal that Pemex has in Tuxpan,” Pemex said in a statement.
In addition, the duo intends to explore the possibility of building a terminal with two fixed anchoring positions on Pemex-owned land by SSA Mexico.
In the following two months, a work plan related to the project will be defined. The work plan will include the implementation of a cost analysis for the project stages, the corporation’s percentages, as well as the elements needed to enter into a binding agreement to the satisfaction of both parties, according to Pemex.
Apart from refineries, petrochemical and gas processing complexes, Pemex has 83 land and maritime terminals as well as vessels and oil and gas pipelines.
SSA Mexico, a subsidiary of Carrix, operates container, cruise, automobile and general cargo terminals in Mexican ports.