The pipeline, completed in 1992, was built over the rugged terrain of the southern Andes and required special design calculations and considerations for each segment of the system.
Fluor designed three pumping stations along the Argentinean portion of the route to transport the oil over the mountain range. A pressure reducing station was required on the Chilean portion of the route to reduce pressure that occurs due to the steep terrain descent.
A pipeline-receiving terminal was built in Concepcion, Chile that included a backpressure control station to maintain adequate pressure to prevent vaporization of the crude.
Fluor designed a SCADA system that allowed the pipeline to be monitored and controlled from Puesto Hernandez, Argentina or Concepcion, Chile.