Opportunities for Chile, Peru and Panama

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Chile Opportunities

 

Chile’s state copper miner Codelco plans to issue a power hedge contract tender in the next two months.

The contract will be for its Salvador division in the northern part of the central SIC grid, Codelco’s energy and water senior manager, Andrés Alonso, said at the Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress in Santiago.

Congestion on the power transmission lines to the northern part of the SIC cause spot prices to be higher and more volatile than in the rest of the grid, according to Alonso.

Codelco, one of the largest power consumers in the country, has a clear view that its role in the industry is that of an offtaker, not developer, according to Alonso.

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 Antofagasta Minerals is looking to partner with non-conventional renewable energy developers in Chile, Nicolas Caussade, Antofagasta Minerals energy manager, said at the congress.

Antofagasta partnered with developer Pattern Energy and Ashmore Energy International (AEI) to develop the 115MW El Arrayán wind project on the northern SIC grid, which is expected to come online in 2Q14.

 

 

Peru Consultancy Tenders 

 

Peru’s environment ministry (Minam) has launched a consultancy tender for carrying out the studies needed to develop solid waste management systems in priority zones across the country.

The consultancy falls under a US$74.5mn project being carried out by Minam, with US$56mn in financing from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and US$15mn from the IDB. The project aims to develop sustainable waste management systems in 31 prioritized cities throughout Peru.

The studies carried out under the consultancy would establish the baseline for the evaluation of management process, outcomes and the impact of the systems on the communities. Specifically, the awardee would be responsible for revising the variables and methodology to be used for measurement, among other things.

Interested parties have until October 15 to submit their expressions of interest.

For more details on the consultancy, in Spanish, follow this link.

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Peru’s housing, construction and sanitation ministry (MVCS) has launched a consultancy tender for the supervision of waterworks in Puno under the country’s program to improve and expand water and sanitation services.

The consultancy consists of supervising the expansion and construction of potable water and sanitation systems in the Puno, Chucuito and San Román provinces and is broken up into three phases: the revision of the technical studies, supervising the works and verifying compliance of the works upon completion.

Specifically, the works being carried out are for basic hydraulic and composting systems in 12 rural communities that currently lack these services.

The referential budget is 806,637 soles (US$290,365). However, the contract can be expanded to include 40 additional works in the Puno, Huancané,and Azángaro provinces, with a total estimated budget of 2.69mn soles.

Expressions of interest are due October 21 and the consultancy would be for 230 days.

 

Panama Consultancy Tenders

 

Panama’s logistics cabinet has called for expressions of interest in developing a national logistics plan, according to a tender notice.

The winning bidder will be required to define, develop and implement a national logistics plan with cross-cutting institutional coordination.

Drawing on international best practices, the consultant will be required to analyze the available institutional options within Panama’s legal framework, including the creation of a new ministry, agency or inter-departmental coordination body.

The IDB will finance development of the plan.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by October 18 and further details are available on the UN’s Development Business website here.

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