Panama: Electricity Works for $42 million

Adding a capacitor bank and installing a transmission line are part of the energy projects for which environmental impact studies were presented in November 2015.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The report "Construction Projects in Panama - November 2016", prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at, provides a detailed list of major the construction projects for which environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies were presented in November to the Ministry of Environment in Panama.

In the area of ​​electricity works, the Electric Transmission Company SA submitted an EIS for the project "Adding 90MVAR capacitor bank in the 230 KV electrical substation at Chorrera." The development will be located in the village El Arado, Chorrera district, Western province of Panama.

The project construction time is estimated at six months, however, the process of purchasing equipment and receiving it and then erecting it could extend the period by up to fifteen months.

The amount of investment required for the project is $29 million.

In other news, the company Electrothermal of Panama, SA, presented an EIA for the project "Installation of the 230 kV transmission line and construction of a power substation for the Station Bocatérmica in Chiriqui Grande", located in the main village of Rambala and in Miramar, district of Chiriqui Grande, Bocas del Toro Province.

The construction area of ​​the project will cover a total area of ​​37.25 hectares, made up of 29.75 corresponding to the 10.2 km long transmission line easement and 15 m on either side of it, plus 7.5 ha comprising the electrical substation.

The duration of the installation of the 230 KV transmission line and electrical substation for the Central Bocatérmica in Chiriqui Grande, has been estimated at approximately six months. The estimated total investment amount is $12 million.

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