El Salvador: Solar Plant Contract Collapses

The company that won the tender to build a 14 Mw photovoltaic plant has withdrawn from the project, meaning that it will be put out to tender again.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Autonomous Executive Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) argues that Juwi, the company that initially won the contract to develop the project, wanted to make changes to the contract, arguing that the document did not contain "satisfactory conditions".

The CEL is now preparing a new document to re-tender the project, which consists of "... installing photovoltaic panels in the vicinity of the dam reservoir ... 15 de Setiembre with an output of 14 MW."

David López Villafuerte, president of the CEL, told Laprensagrafica.com that "... 'We have launched a new tender. We created new scope and terms of reference, which used to be 30 pages and are now 500 pages, with detailed drawings, and everything. Making a project with greater detail means less risk '. According to the CEL, the cost of the project in the tender that was abandoned $34 million, and in the new process, the project will have an estimated cost of between $24 million and $27 million."

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