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Panama, Chiriqui - pa/14


  Electron Investment SA (EISA), the Panamanian electric company, has selected the main contractors for the Pando and Monte Lirio hydroelectric power projects located in the upstream section of the Chiriqui Viejo River basin, on the western side of Panama.The Italian company, SELI SpA, secured the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract, value EUR77 million (USD105 million), for the design and construction of the 5,161 m and 7,878 m-long hydraulic tunnels, the two surge tanks of 62 m and 73 m in height, and the tunnel lining of 25 cm-thick precast concrete segments. The Spanish company, Cobra Infraestructuras-hidraulicas S.A, secured the EPC contract, value EUR107 million (USD147.5 million), for the design and construction of the remaining civil works, inclusive of the access roads, dams, powerhouses, penstock structures and for the powerhouse substations. Visit www.selitunnel.com and www.grupocobra.com. 11/10.