Tender for Fourth Electric Transmission Line Postponed

March 28 is the new date to present proposals for the design, construction and operation of the Fourth Electric Transmission Line in Panama.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The modification to the terms of the public tender was carried out by the Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica (Etesa) at the request of the companies pre-qualified in the process.

The project includes the study, design, detailed engineering, construction, supply and installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the Fourth Transmission Line Chiriquí Grande - Panama III, 500kV and Associated Substations.

The Chiriquí Grande - Panama III Transmission Line will begin at the Chiriquí Grande Substation, which is in the Bocas del Toro Province, and will end at the Panama III Substation, also in the province of Panama.

Interconexión Eléctrica, S.A., China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. Ltd., Consorcio Chiriquí Transmisora de Energía, Consorcio Four Seasons and Consorcio de Transmisión Vasco Núñez de Balboa, are the five business groups pre-qualified for the tender.

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Fourth Electric Transmission Line: Proposals Disqualified

May 2019

Arguing that none of the two proposals received meets the mandatory minimum requirements, in Panama it was decided to disqualify companies interested in building the Fourth Transmission Line.

At the ceremony held on April 9, two of the five pre-qualified contractors submitted their technical and economic proposals for the execution of the project, which consists of the design, construction, supply and installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the Fourth Chiriquí Grande - Panama III 500kv Electric Transmission Line and associated substations.

Approval for Fourth Line Electric Transmission

March 2019

In Panama, ASEP approved the reconsideration request presented by Etesa, opening the way to continue with the tender process for the Fourth Transmission Line.

Last week, it was reported that to continue with the tender process, the Public Services Authority (Asep) had requested from the Electric Transmission Company (Etesa) a justification for the development of the construction project and operation of the Fourth Transmission Line.

Six Companies Interested in Fourth Transmission Line

August 2018

Companies from China and Canada took part in the prequalification process to design and build the Fourth Electric Transmission Line in Panama.

Last Friday Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A. (ETESA) received documents from Interconexión Eléctrica, S.A., China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co., Ltd., Chiriquí Transmisora de Energía, Consorcio Four Seasons, Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Consortium and TBEA Co., Ltd., companies interested in the construction work.

Looking for Companies to develop $500 million Works

June 2018

Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica de Panamá has started a process to prequalify companies for a design and construction project for a fourth transmission line.

According to the prequalification documents, an approval meeting will be held with all those interested in participating in the bidding process, on June 13 at 9 am at the Sheraton Grand Panama Hotel. 

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