Interest in Electric Transmission Projects

Nine businesses have expressed their interest in bidding for the projects regarding the building of electric transmission infrastructure in Guatemala with estimated costs of $504 million.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In March, the National Commission of Electric Energy (CNEE) of Guatemala opened the bidding process for the construction of 1,394 kilometers of powerlines as well as the interconnection between Mexico and the Interconecting System of Central Amercan States (SIEPAC).

According to Business News Americas, CNEE “announced that nine companies have expressed interest in the project. Among them are: Tresa, Techint, Electricas de Medellin, Recsa, Daewoo, Cemig Generación y Transmisión, Elecnor, AEI, and Sademex/Sadeven.”

The interested companies have until September 29, 2009 to submit their proposals. Construction is slated to begin in March of 2010.

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Guatemala Opens Bidding for Electricity Transmission Project

March 2009

The National Commission of Electrical Energy (CNEE) opened the bidding process yesterday for the construction of a 1,394 kilometer power transmission network at a cost of $504 million.

Journalist Rosa María Bolaños wrote in "Carlos Colom, president of the CNEE, opened the bidding process which established a September 29 deadline for submitting and receiving both economic and technical bids.

Guatemala: Cesel S.A. Will Oversee Power Grid

September 2009

Peruvian company Cesel S.A. won the bidding process to oversee the construction of an electrical transmission network.

Meanwhile, the bidding process for choosing the builder is still underway. Interested companies have up to November 27 to present technical and economic proposals.

Right of Way Complications in Electrification

September 2009

Interested in bidding for electric transmission projects in Guatemala expressed concern over rights of way for electric lines.

Complications could arise if agreements are not struck with owners of plantations through which electric lines should travel, warned several businessmen, in a second informative meeting for the project.

Guatemala Changes Power Line Network Bidding Rules

October 2009

The Electric Energy Commision introduced changes to PET (Plan for Expanding the Energy Transmission Network), in order to simplify some issues, such as rights of easement for power lines.

Companies interested in the project expressed their satisfaction with the modifications, but complained that the initiative has more problems to be solved.

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