New Tender for Works on Hydroelectric Dam

The administration of the Francisco Morazán reservoir announced that next March a tender will be re-launched for a project to repair cracks in the El Cajon hydroelectric dam.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cracks in the Francisco Morazán hydroelectric station are causing state losses of over $2 million a year because of the water that is lost instead of going to the engine room.

Latribuna.hn reports that "the reservoir is at capacity with four turbines working, however the repair must be done this year because it is not possible to waste any more time on paperwork, documentation, and procurement protocol".

The first tender to repair leaks in the power plant "El Cajon", favoring Rodio Swissboring Centroamérica with an offer of $39.5 million, was declared void in August 2012, because the repair costs to the dam doubled from 20 to 40 million dollars, which the state National Electricity Company (ENEE by its initials in Spanish ) was not able to pay.



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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 :

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.

Honduras: Tender for Works on Hydroelectric Station Fails

October 2013

The second tender for repairing the cracks in the El Cajon hydroelectric station has been declared void because bidders lacked the required technical ability.

This is the second time that the tender to repair the leaks in the curtain and the rocky walls of the hydroelectric station Francisco Morazán, better known as "El Cajon", has been declared void by Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE).

Tender Announced for Works on Hydropower Station

April 2012

The National Electricity Company of Honduras has announced an international tender for works on the Francisco Morazan hydro station, worth about $200 million.

The works to be completed include repair of leaks in the "El Cajon" dam that occurred after the earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on 28th May 2009.

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