New dates for Xalalá hydroelectric project tender

The bidding process for the construction of the Xalalá hydroelectric project was extended for the second time by the National Electrification Institute.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The new issuing and submission dates are set for November this year.
The board of INDE took this decision because it still working on modifications to the terms of reference, in issues that were questioned by those interested in bidding, changes that must be supplied by July 31.

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Guatemala: New Drive for Xalalá Hydroelectric Project

January 2014

The Government has contracted, without using a tender process, the Brazilian company Intertechne for geotechnical analysis of the Xalalá hydroelectric project.

According to the National Electrification Institute (INDE), the contract was assigned as an urgent purchase. It has been divided into 3 phases, the first and second, in which $4.9 million will be paid, are for the evaluation of the designs presented in 2005, including geological, geotechnical, seismic and geophysical studies.

Construction of Hydroelectric Station Xalalá Revisited

October 2013

The Guatemalan government plans to raise $400 million to produce 181 megawatts of hydroelectric power in Alta Verapaz.

This was announced by the chief of Energy and Mines (MEM), Erick Archila. Initially, "the design of this project included generating up to 350 MW, however, in 2005 a study reduced its potential to 181 MW which is the same as the current proposal by the the country's energy authorities," noted an article in

Tender for Xalalá Hydroelectric Station Feasibility Study

December 2012

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 date for submission of bids is February 13, 2013.

The INDE will use the tender to negotiate a contract the "Geological, Geotechnical, Seismic and Geophysics Feasibility Studies for the Xalalá Hydroelectric Project" to take advantage of the energy flow of the river Chixoy through the Xalalá Hydroelectric Project, to support the country’s energy matrix.

Guatemala: Changes delay the start of the Xalala Hydroelectric plant

August 2008

Changes to the terms of reference for the tender that will allow the Xalala hydroelectric plant to be constructed will delay the operation of the plant by almost two years.

The Power Generation Manager of the National Electrification Institute, Erwin Barrios, explained that the start of operations at the plant, previously announced for 2013, will be delayed until 2015.

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