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Background informationProject Created: October 28, 2008

Project Name: Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline - Phase 1 and 2
Year in Operation: 2000
Sector: Energy
Subsector: Energy Transmission (Oil, Gas, Power)
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: The Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline project consists of the construction of 3,150 km of pipeline connecting the city of Rio Grande in Bolivia to the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil. Two independent companies were constituted for the construction and operation of the gas pipeline: Gás Transboliviano S.A. (GTB), a Bolivian company, and Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil S.A. (TBG), a Brazilian company. The first phase of the gas pipeline (as far as São Paulo) was inaugurated in February 1999. On March 31 2000, the second phase of the gas pipeline was inaugurated to meet demand in Brazil’s South.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Gas sale contract between Bolivia and Brazil, through which Brazil undertakes the obligation of buyi
Is the project still active: Yes

Project Locations

City: Rio Grande
Country: Bolivia, Republic of

City: São Paulo
Country: Brazil, Federative Republic of

City: Porto Alegre
Country: Brazil, Federative Republic of

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

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Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: Total investment for the project is US$ 2.154 billion, of which US$ 1.719 billion was made in Brazil and US$ 435 million in Bolivia. The project attracted domestic funding from the BNDES and Finame. Funding from outside of Brazil came from the multilateral credit institutions comprising the International Bank for Reconstruction And Development (IBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and export credit agencies (ECAs), such as Export Import Bank of Japan and others, also provided financing.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? No

Procurement Approach

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

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Initial Design and Construction
International contract executed between both the Brazilian and Bolivian governments, through which was established that Brazil will buy natural gas from Bolivia for a period of 20 years 

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: October 28, 2008
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$2-10 Billion US


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