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Quebec engineers win large power transmission contract in Central America

Dessau-Soprin of Laval, Quebec has won a $330-million contract in Central America. The comapny will supervise const...

October 5, 2005   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Dessau-Soprin of Laval, Quebec has won a $330-million contract in Central America. The comapny will supervise construction of a 230-kV power transmission line over more than 1,800 kilometres from Guatemala to Panama. The project is known as the Sistema Interconectado para la America Central (SIEPAC). The high-tension line crosses six countries.
Dessau-Soprin will supervise all aspects of the project, including the contractors’ design and engineering, quality assurance for equipment and the application of environmental protection measures. They will also supervise the actual installation and activation of the transmission line and its substations.
The project will be operated from a new office in San Jose, Costa Rica. There will also be regional offices in the six countries through which the line passes.

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