Press Release N° 2
Bogotá, Colombia, 27 August 2012
The 25 technicians that make up the team in charge of the reconstruction of the tower in the Tunal – Circo, Tunal – San Mateo transmission line have worked over 48 hours. Work includes the manufacturing of the missing structure, dismounting of pylon foot of the tower and excavations to free damaged pylons of tower structure.
Similarly, the dismounting of 3 broken insulator strings was conducted, 5 conductors were freed from the crossarms of the tower and repairs in site of spare parts (structure, insulators and bundles among others) to start mounting the tower base. The works will continue with the dismounting of tower arms, freeing guard cables and phase conductors, and assembly of structural elements of the tower.
Once we receive the missing piece from manufacturer, we will proceed to mount the crossarms of the towers horizontal member. EEB has in site all human and technical resources required to re-establish energy transmission of Tunal – Circo, Tunal –San Mateo line as fast as possible. Not having this transmission line available does not affect the service rendered to the city of Bogota.
Authorities continue their investigation to find out its origin.
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá is a leading corporation in the Colombian energy sector. Through EEB it transports electricity to the largest and most significant markets in the country, in addition to exercising control over the largest natural gas transporter in Colombia, TGI S.A. In Perú, its company CONTUGAS has a 30 year concession to transport and distribute natural gas in the Ica Department, while Calidda distributes natural gas in Lima and Callao. In the same country, together with ISA, it participates in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A. that operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in that country. In 2010 it incorporated TRECSA - Transportadora de Centroamérica S.A.- , a company which will build the largest and most important infrastructure power project in Guatemala and will render electricity transmission services as of q 2013. Furthermore, it has a portfolio of investments in significant companies in the power sectos, amongst which one may highlight CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., la Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and la Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and to a lesser extent ISA and ISAGEN.
Grupo Energía de Bogotá