CFE Mexico analyzes feasibility of the Xalala hydroelectric plant
The National Institute of Electricity in Guatemala (INDE) is in preliminary talks with the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE) to carry out the study.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Alberto Cohen, president of INDE, said that the institute is not willing to let the construction of the Xalala hydroelectric project just die, and explained that CFE delegates came at the start of December, and visited the area between Alta Verapaz and Quiche where the plant will be built, in order to budget the investment funds for the study. This could be between $5 and $10, said the official.
The National Electrification Institute of Guatemala (INDE) is receiving bids for the recruitment of "Geological, geotechnical, seismic and geophysical feasibility studies for the Xalalá Hydroelectric Project.
The Government has contracted, without using a tender process, the Brazilian company Intertechne for geotechnical analysis of the Xalalá hydroelectric project.
Authorities want to finish the hydroelectric station in Guatemala, a project costing between $350 and $450 million.
None of the nine companies that had indicated interest in the project presented an offer for the Xalala Hydroelectric project.
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