Honduras: Two Companies Compete for 50 MW Contract

Of the three offers received, the ones submitted by Nacional de Ingenieros and Cechsa have the greatest chance of success.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nacional de Ingenieros's offered $14,500 for power supply, $4,500 for operations and maintenance, with no variable operational and maintenance charges. The company's performance per gallon of diesel is 14 KWh.

Meanwhile, Comercializadora de Energía Centroamericana de Honduras (Cechsa) presented an offer of $22,500 for power supply with $9,482 for operations and maintenance and $2 in variable operational and maintenance charges.

The offer from Representaciones e Importaciones de Centroamérica Sociedad Anónima (Reimcasa) is higher than the other two.

Laprensa.hn reports that, "the 50MW project must be connected to the ENEE system by June 1 meaning that the supplier will have just 30 days to set up the mobile generation plants in the north west of Honduras".



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Of the 14 companies that expressed an interest, only Reincasa, Cechsa and Nacional de Ingenieros submitted offers.

The technical evaluation committee will consider efficiency, price and timescales before awarding the contract in no more than two weeks.

The president of the Honduran National Energy Committee, Napoleón Soto Velásquez, explained to Proceso Digital that, "14 companies requested the bid documents but only three have submitted offers. These three are Reincasa, Cechsa and Nacional de Ingenieros".

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