Awards: Electricity Transmission Network

In Guatemala an award of lots one and three has been made to Fersa and Transportista Eléctrica Centroamericana, respectively, for the works to expand the national grid.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has awarded four of the five lots which are included in the tender. The sections of the southwest, northwest and northeast of the country were awarded to Fersa SA, while the southeastern portion was awarded to Transportista Eléctrica de Centroamérica.. "... The offers submitted for Lot C were declared out of range, therefore the tender will be analyzed once again. "

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "... Fersa obtained lot A for an annual fee of $8.6 million; Lot B for $10.1 million and Lot E for a fee of $5.3 million. " For its part, "... Transportista Eléctrica de Centroamérica (Trelec) of Grupo EPM, won the award for Lot D for an annual fee of $9.1 million. "

Rogelio Solares, Fersa's manager, said that "... After receiving notification, a work plan will be presented based on the feasibility studies carried out. In total they have to build 440 kilometers of lines and 16 substations."

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