Chile's central grid operator
CDEC-SIC launched a tender for three transmission projects
requiring an estimated US$192mn in investment.
The first project entails the
installation of transformer banks at the Nueva Cardones, Nueva
Maitencillo and Nueva Pan de Azúcar substations, and would
require US$72.5mn, according to the official bidding reference
The second project, requiring an
estimated US$107mn in investment, comprises a 2x220kV transmission
line connecting the Nueva Maitencillo, Punta Colorada and Nueva Pan
de Azúcar substations.
The third and final project,
requiring US$12.8mn in investment, is for the construction of the
Nueva Lampa substation.
CDEC-SIC will accept economic and
technical offers between January 6 and January 11, 2017.
Projects are scheduled to be
awarded on March 14, 2017, with construction expected to start in
Projects are meant to strengthen
the trunk system of the central SIC power grid ahead of its
interconnection with the northern SING grid.
Official bidding reference terms
(in Spanish) can be found here.
Harris Gomez Group can assist
foreign companies that are interested with reviewing the reference
terms among other legal matters that would arise. Our Business
Advisory is also available to assist with the commercial
– SING-SIC Interconnection
The project involves the
construction of a 610km transmission line that would connect
Chile's central SIC and northern SING grids. The line will
connect the SIC's Cardones substation in Atacama region (III)
to a new substation that will be built near the SING's
Encuentro substation in Antofagasta region (II). The project is
being developed by Transmisora del Norte S.A., a unit of E-CL, a
Chilean subsidiary of France's ENGIE
The project is critical to the
Chilean energy market as it will allow the influx of solar energy
brought on line over the past few years to reach energy market
facilitating stronger prices for energy producers.
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