Abengoa wins contract to maintain two major Brazilian transmission lines

26 June 2013 (Last Updated June 26th, 2013 03:30)

Abengoa, a global provider of technology solutions for energy sector, has won a contract from Brazilian National Electricity Agency (ANEEL) to maintain two existing transmission lines in Brazil.

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Abengoa, a global provider of technology solutions for energy sector, has won a contract from Brazilian National Electricity Agency (ANEEL) to maintain two existing transmission lines in Brazil.

The two lines, which jointly transport over 6,000MW of electricity, form part of what is considered to be the world's largest continuous current energy transmission system, with each line stretching over 2,345km.

Under the five-year contract, which is estimated to generate €17.25m revenues, Abengoa will maintain infrastructure required for the lines to transmit power generated by the hydroelectric plants on the River Madeira - Santo Antonio and Girau.

Connecting the substations in Porto Velho and Araraquara, the lines pass through about 100 municipalities in several Brazilian states, including Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo.

Last month, Abengoa received another contract worth over €1bn to maintain three power transmission projects in the country, covering 2,920km.

Abengoa said it will use its experience in similar projects to deliver quality in all processes of the contract, although the conditions in Brazil usually pose a major challenge for infrastructure maintenance.

"However, thanks to Abengoa's extensive experience in similar projects, the company can guarantee the highest levels of quality in every process," the company added.

Last month, Abengoa received another contract worth over €1bn to maintain three power transmission projects in the country, covering 2,920km.

With the new contract in place, the company's coverage in power transmission has increased to over 20,000km.

It also marks the company's participation in developing about 10,000km of Brazilian power transport infrastructure.


Image: The transmission lines pass through 100 municipalities; Photo: Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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