Four shortlisted to bid on Ecuador contract for new transmission system

April 26 (Renewables Now) – Four companies from Spain, Peru and Colombia have been shortlisted to bid on the Ecuadorian government’s contract to deliver and operate a transmission system in the northeast of the country on the basis of a concession.

The shortlisted companies are Celeo Redes SLU, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios SA in a consortium with Cymi Construcoes e Partipacoes SA, Interconexion Electrica Peru SA ESP ISA and Electricas de Medellin Ingenieria y Servicios SAS, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Energy and Mines said. , recently renamed from the Department of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources.

About a month ago, the ministry said four companies from the three countries had submitted expressions of interest for the bidding process, but did not name them at the time.

In the next step, the shortlisted four will visit the project site and submit further documents and offers. Pricing is to be announced on January 23, 2023.

Bidders will compete for a 30-year concession to design, finance, build and operate the Nororiental transmission system through which cleaner, renewable electricity can be sent from the national SNI grid to the isolated grid that supplies oil producers in the north -east of Ecuador. The project, valued at 386 million dollars (361.3 million euros), will include the construction of 290 kilometers (180.2 miles) of power lines, three transmission subsystems and six new substations.

(1.0 USD = 0.936 EUR)

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