Guatemala Opens Bidding for Electricity Transmission Project

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Journalist Rosa María Bolaños wrote in Prensalibre.com: "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. The Tender Board will examine if the technical proposals are admissible, and the financial offers will be opened on October 13, according to the work schedule. That same day, there will be a fee (cost for network use) auction, a new method chosen by the authorities to determine the winner by taking into account the lowest price being offered, said Colom.”

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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.

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Interest in Electric Transmission Projects

June 2009

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.

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).

$504.1 million for electricity network in Guatemala

September 2008

The CNEE (The National Committee for Electric Energy) is still working on the main details of the bidding for the Plan which should start in 2009.

The "Electricity Transmission System Expansion Plan, 2008-2018" includes the construction of the infrastructure which includes 1,374 kilometers of electric lines and the funds which should come from the private sector.

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