Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol has started the construction of its Caldas pipeline in central Colombia.
Located in the heart of coffee country in the department of Caldas, this route to transport oil will replace a section of pipeline that passes through the municipality of Dosquebradas.
The 55-kilometer pipeline, with an 8-inch diameter, will span the distance from the town of Chinchiná in Caldas to Pereira, the capital of the department of Risaralda, with the goal of expanding upon the Salgar-Cartago-Yumbo pipeline and improving the company’s ability to move fuel to the western side of Colombia.
The pipeline is owned by Ecopetrol subsidiary Cenit and has the ability to transport 22,500 barrels of fuel per day.
Construction is being overseen by Montecz and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019.