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Colombian UPME awards two 220 kV transmission projects [free access]

November 30, 2018

Colombian mining and energy planning unit Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética (UPME) has selected the investors for two projects, which are part of its Plan de Expansión de Referencia Generación–Transmisión 2015-29 or Generation and Transmission Expansion Plan 2015-29.

 

The first concession has been awarded to the Colombian electricity company Empresa de Energia del Pacifico S.A. E.S.P. (EPSA) for the 220 kV Toluviejo substation and associated transmission lines project with a bidding amount of USD70.6 million. The project includes the construction of a new 220 kV Toluviejo substation, a 220 kV, a 40 km line from the Chinú substation to the new Toluviejo substation, and a 220 kV, 120 km line from the new substation to the Bolívar substation. Other bidders of the project included Colombian state-owned power company Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA) and Alupar Colombia SAS.

 

Another concession has been awarded to the local group Consorcio Sampi (which includes Je Jaimes Ingenieros SA, Proyectos de Ingenieria Proing SA, and Disico SA) for the 220 kV San Juan substation and associated transmission line project with a bidding amount of USD8.9 million. It includes the construction of the 220 kV San Juan substation with two line bays and one transformer bay in the municipality of San Juan del Cesar in the department of La Guajira, and a 220 kV double-circuit line with an approximate length of 4 to 6 km from the new substation to the 220 kV Valledupar–Cuestecitas line.

 

Other bidders for the project were Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB), ISA and EPSA.