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Paraguayan ANDE awards 500 kV Yguaz├║ substation project [free access]

June 29, 2020

Paraguay’s state-owned power company, Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), has awarded contracts aggregating to USD108 million for works associated with the 500 kV Yguazú substation and interconnection project.


The project is part of ANDE’s “Programa de Fortalecimiento de Transmisión del Sistema Interconectado Nacional y de Distribucion Electrica Rural”, or Programme for Strengthening the Transmission of the National Interconnected System and Rural Electrical Distribution, and will be financed through a loan contract between ANDE and the Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), or the Development Bank of Latin America.


The substation project involves two lots. The first lot entails construction of the 500/220/23 kV Yguazú substation, which has been awarded to the Siemens consortium [Siemens Energy SAC (Peru) and Rieder & CIA S.A.C.I (Paraguay)] and is valued at USD67.2 million. The second lot worth USD35.5 million has been awarded to Paraguayan Consorcio de Ingeniería Electromecánica (CIE S.A.), which involves construction of 500 kV double-circuit transmission line and adaptation of the existing 220 kV lines in its route.


The project is anticipated to complete within 26 months, from the date of signing of the contract.