Guatemalan Grid to be Extended with 850 km of lines

Investment by Grupo Energía de Bogotá, for an 850km extension, will amount to about $357 million and works must conclude in October 2013.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The extension of the transmission electricity network in Guatemala by 23% with the addition of 850 km of new 230 kilovolts lines, is being managed by the Colombian company Grupo Energia de Bogota, which won a tender issued in 2009.

"Their project is behind schedule, says a report, as they initially calculated that 77.97 per cent in the works would be complete by August and at the moment only 37.16 has been done," reported Prensa Latina.

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Tender for Third Transmission Line Postponed

August 2013

Submission of proposals for the design and construction of the third power transmission line in Panama has been postponed until August 9.

Prensa.com reports: "This project is part of the investment plan by the state run company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A.(Etesa), and although the reference price does not appear in the tender conditions, it is estimated that the new 230 kilovolt line, which starts at the community of Veladero (Chiriqui) and goes to the substation Panama II, will cost $146 million. "

The Energy is There But Not The Transmission Line

April 2014

The lack of an electrical transmission line from hydropower plants in Chiriquí stands out against the backdrop of energy rationing being suffered in Panama.

Meanwhile, the Electricity Transmission Company (Etesa) will have to compensate the losses which the generators AES Panama and ENEL Fortuna "...

Awards: Works on Electricity Substations for $22 million

May 2015

In Panama awards were given to Vimac SA and Celmec SA for a contract for carrying out replacement works and addition of replacement equipment in substations and transmission lines.

Empresa de Transmisión Electrica, S.A. (Etesa) awarded to Vimac SA a contract to replace a 230 KW transmission line, valued at $20.4 million and Celmec SA for replacement of a 34.5 KW reactor at the MAta de Nance substation and replacement of 34.5 KW circuit breakers at Substation Progress for $1.6 million.

Tender for Electricity Transmission Lines in Guatemala

July 2014

An announcement has been made that the conditions for the tender for 574 kilometers of power lines will be released on July 31.

The work comprises of "... 29 new substations, expansion of 25 new lines and more than 12 adaptations, establishing 574 kilometers of electricity transmission, divided into 5 lots covering the national territory."

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