• The work shall be done in a period of 7 months and will pave approximately 11.4 kilometers.
• The road improvement shall benefit the communities of the Bajo Buenavista and El Pedernal villages, as well as the community in general that uses this important municipal road corridor.
• This is one of the two civil works agreed upon with the Government of Huila and the six (6) Mayors of the El Quimbo power plant's area of influence, as a result of the modification of the perimeter road established in Resolution 01727 dated October 5, 2018.
Bogotá, February 18, 2021. After the approval of designs and technical specifications by the municipal administration of El Agrado, Enel-Emgesa began the execution of the project which purpose is to adapt and pave the road that leads from this municipality to the port known as Puerto Guaraní.
To perform the work, which requires an investment of $35,000 million, Enel-Emgesa hired the Huila company Masseq Proyectos e Ingeniería SAS, which will have a term of 7 months for the execution of 11.4 kilometers of road with a footprint plate, a bridge over the Quebrada Buenavista, and other hydraulic structures that are part of the detailed design. The work will not only benefit the communities of the Bajo Buenavista and El Pedernal villages but also the community in general that uses this important municipal road corridor.
Marco Fragale, the CEO of Enel-Emgesa, explained that “this is a project that reflects the company's commitment to the development of the region, and, moreover, is part of one of the two works agreed upon with the Huila Government and the six (6) Mayors of the El Quimbo power plant's area of influence, as a result of the modification of the perimeter road established in Resolution 01727 dated October 5, 2018.”
The paving process shall be carried out by using a construction system with Geoweb, which consists of a three-dimensional network of high-resistance HDPE (high-density polyethylene) geo-cells interconnected with each other that confines the filling material, in this case concrete, creating a firmer layer of pavement and allowing the structure to be of greater resistance.
This system reduces construction time, does not require the suspension or deviation of traffic while the installation is being done, will allow the passage of vehicles up to Type C-3 trucks of 22 Tons of weight on its rear axle, will reduce maintenance activities and mitigate the carbon footprint by using less aggregates, less loads, fewer trips and less emissions, all of which helps to protect the environment.
To guarantee quality and completion within the established times, Enel-Emgesa is directly carrying out the inspection during the execution of the works. In addition, through an agreement, it provided resources for the municipal administration to perform its own monitoring, by an expert civil engineer.
“In addition to the benefits that the road will generate, its execution will contribute to the economic reactivation of the El Agrado municipality thanks to three fundamental components: 100% of the Unskilled Workforce comes from the municipality; more than 80% of goods and services shall be acquired from local businesses, and, as a contribution of shared value, a project shall be executed in the villages of the road’s areas of influence (Bajo Buenavista and El Pedernal), which is framed in the Municipality's Development Plan and generates social and economic benefit to the community,” Marco Fragale concluded.
ABOUT THE ENEL GROUP: ENEL–CODENSA AND ENEL-EMGESA
Enel-Codensa and Enel-Emgesa are part of the Enel Group, an energy multinational and one of the main global integrated operators in the electricity and gas sectors. The Group is present in 34 countries on 5 continents, generating energy with a managed capacity of approximately 88 GW. Enel distributes electricity and gas through a grid of more than 2 million kilometers, and with about 72 million domestic and business customers around the world.
Enel – Emgesa is a company dedicated to generating and commercializing electricity in Colombia, with nearly 465 clients in the non-regulated market and a total installed generation capacity of 3,504 MW. It has 15 hydroelectric generation plants and two thermal plants that operate in the departments of Cundinamarca, Bolívar, and Huila. Since 2013, it has participated as a natural gas marketing agent in the negotiation processes with generators, sellers, and clients of the Non-Regulated Market. The generator and seller of electrical energy continues to be Emgesa S.A. ESP, an entity supervised by the Superintendence of Residential Public Services.
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