Astaldi Starts Repairs of El Cajon Hydroelectric Station

After the 15% advance payment to the Italian company the repairs to the dam in Honduras will begin in December and will take two years.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After countless delays, repair of the hydroelectric finally will finally have free reign, after the award in May and the signing of the contract in August to repair cracks and the slope in the tunnels.

Leonardo Deras, technical assistant manager of the National Electric Power Company told that "... The contract has now been signed, and guarantees presented and what is being done now is to pay the down payment, then the contractor will move into the area. "

He added that "... The total amount of the work is $34.8 million for the first year and we have budgeted disbursement of 15% (over $5.2 million), we have estimated the work will take 24 months."

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More Delays for Hydroelectric Station El Cajon

January 2015

The National Electric Power Company has announced that the repair of the crack in hydroelectric station El Cajon, awarded to the Italian company Astaldi, will now start in March.

After several delays in the project to repair the dam, the National Electricity Company (ENEE) now announced that the works will start in March so as not to affect reservoir levels, taking advantage of the summer.

Honduras Awards for Repair Work at El Cajon Hydroelectric Station

May 2014

With an offer of $31.8 million, the Italian Astaldi emerged as the winner in the tender to repair cracks in the El Cajon hydroelectric dam.

From a press release issued by the National Energy Electricity Company of Honduras :

The National Electricity Company, communicates the following for national public opinion :

Honduras: Three Offers for El Cajon Hydroelectric Station

April 2014

The offers submitted by three foreign companies for repairing cracks in the dam range from between $33.3 million and $34.3 million.

The Swiss-Venezuelan consortium Rodio Swissboring-Trevi Cimentaciones, the Italian Astaldi S.P.A. , and the Mexican Tecnosuelo, SA de CV are the three companies who submitted financial bids for the work.

Direct Contract for Works on Hydro Station

October 2013

After the failure of two tenders for the repair of cracks in El Cajon, the contract for approximately $30 million will be awarded directly.

Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE) has $30 million available to carry out the work."We have to look at the parameters and see if the law allows us to negotiate a contract directly.

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