Mexico's CFE expects 17 transmission, distribution calls by end-2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mexico's state-owned utility CFE expects to issue calls for 17 transmission and distribution infrastructure projects by year's end, BNamericas has learned.

The firm estimates the 17 projects are worth approximately US$250mn, according to the latest update from the financed investment projects division.

CFE says three of the projects will be in the US$20-50mn range: northern distribution phase five (October call); Lago substation (October); and southern distribution phase three (October).

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The seven calls valued between US$10mn-20mn are: northeast-central distribution phase four (November call); western substations phase one (December); northern distribution phase one (December); northern distribution phase two (December); north-northeast distribution phase eight (October); southern distribution phase two (December); and eastern transmission and transformation phase two (October).

The projects valued below US$10mn are: eastern-peninsula transmission and substation phases one, two and three (November, December calls); Baja-northwest substations phase two (October); central distribution phase four (October); western substations phase two (November); and Baja California III transmission line (December).

All tenders will be administered by federal procurement website Compranet.

As BNamericas reported September 26, CFE also expects to issue eight generation calls be year's end.