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Pluspetrol LPG Plant Survives and Provides Shelter After 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Pisco, Peru
March 3rd, 2008
When an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter Scale rocked the central coast of Peru for two minutes on August 15, 2007, followed by aftershocks measuring up to 6.5, the city of Pisco was almost shaken to pieces. Remarkably, Pluspetrol's nearby liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant and terminal, including the subsea cryogenic pipeline that joins them, withstood the quake. Contributing to this remarkable success were ITP InTerPipe's (ITP) pipeline technology and the engineering expertise of AMEC Paragon, a subsidiary of AMEC, the international engineering and project management company.
The plant is part of the Pluspetrol-operated Camisea development, which produces and...
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Source: Energy Weekly News (2008-03-03)