Mexico state utility CFE proposes transmission projects

Mexico’s state power utility CFE launched three transmission project tenders, including one for a 115/13.8kV substation and associated transmission lines in the country’s Campeche state, according to Business News Americas.

The 115 kV transmission lines will span 41.6 miles, according to CFE documents. Proposals are due August 21 and the contract will be awarded on September 8.

Work is scheduled to begin on September 23 of this year and finish by the end of December 2015.

The second call is for the installation of 10 advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems to reduce electricity losses in Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Queretaro and Zacatecas states. The bid submission deadline is October 10 and CFE will award the contract on November 19.

Works are slated to begin in January 2015 and finish by March 2016.

Finally, CFE will tender the construction of a 1.18 mile, 400 kV transmission line in Chiapas state, along with two 400 kV substations with 100 MVAr of compensation. Offers are due October 29 and CFE will award the contract on November 26.

Works will begin in December and be completed by April 2016, according to CFE.

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