Mexico's CFE readies transmission, substation call

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Mexican state-owned utility CFE is preparing a call for the construction and commissioning of three transmission lines and two substations, BNamericas has learned.

The project, dubbed eastern transmission and transformation phase II, envisions three transmission lines with voltages of 230kV and 115kV stretching a combined 28.4km; two substations with voltages of 230kV and 115kV and transformation capacity of 300MVA; and six feeder lines, all located in central Tlaxcala state.

The call is tentatively scheduled for August 22 and clarification meetings are set for September 3 and October 1. Bids are due November 13 and the contract should be awarded December 5.

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Currently, CFE expects project completion by April 2015.

The tender has yet to be assigned a procedural code, but the process will be administered via federal procurement website Compranet.