Panama: Third Transmission Line Bids Opened

With a price tag of $234 million, Odebrecht obtained the highest score in the tender for the design and construction of a third power transmission line.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

From a press release by the Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A (ETESA):

Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. (ETESA) this morning presented the results of the total scores for the technical and economic evaluations of bids submitted by Consorcio Interconexión Panamá and Constructora Norberto Odebrecht for the design, supply, construction and financing of a third transmission line Veladero - Llano Sanchez - La Chorrera - Panama, in 230kV and adaptation to the associated substations. Meeting the deadlines set out in the Public Procurement Act 22, the company with the highest score in the bid was Constructora Norberto Obredecht.

The marks obtained by Constructora Norberto Odebrecht were 69 points in the Technical Proposal and 30 in the Financial Proposal, giving a total of 99 points. Meanwhile Consorcio Interconexión Panamá, made ​​up of the companies Eléctricas de Medellín S.A. and Termotécnica Industrial, scored 54 points in the Technical Proposal and 28.91 in the Financial Proposal, giving a total of 82.91 points.



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Odebrecht to Build Third Transmission line in Panama

October 2013

With a price of $234 million, the company Norberto Odebrecht has been awarded the design and construction of a third power transmission line.

The resolution for the award by the Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica (Etesa) includes the acceptance of the proposed plan for long-term financing by the Brazilian construction company Norberto Odebrecht, however, it does not detail what the conditions are.

Energy Supply Without Transmission Lines

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New hydropower stations have increased installed capacity within Panama to 1,200 MW, but the two existing transmission lines can carry only 600 MW.

Although there is a bidding process to build a third transmission line, it is making slow progress, and the date of opening of financial proposals is still not known.

Panama: Two Proposals for Third Transmission Line

August 2013

The Consortium Interconexión Panamá and the construction firm Norberto Odebrecht have submitted bids to design and build the third power transmission line.

"After receiving two proposals, we now proceed to the stage of technical assessment, and later we would analyze the price of each proposal.

Progress in Transmission Line Tender

July 2013

Thirteen companies have toured the Etesa power substations as part of the bidding process for the design, supply, construction and financing of the third transmission line of 230 kilowatts.

According to Argelis Echazabal, Project Manager at Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A.

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