Abengoa plans transmission line upgrade in California

Seville, Spain, May 8, 2013 - - The contract includes the engineering, construction and commissioning of 32 kilometers of transmission line, as well as the extension of existing substations.

Abengoa, the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been chosen by Imperial Irrigation District IID for a power transmission project that includes the upgrade of a 230kV transmission line, as well as substations in the state of California.

The 'Path 42' project is part of a plan to extend the power network being developed by Imperial Irrigation District, the sixth largest electrical utility in California, in order to increase the capacity of the network and enable access to new sources of renewable energy in California.

The contract involves the reconductoring of a total of 32 kilometers of a 230 kV transmission line, as well as the upgrade of existing substations, under a turnkey format EPC.

Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning, ensuring the highest levels of quality in every process. The project is expected to take 12 months to complete and will be delivered to Imperial Irrigation District in April 2014. Abengoa will not retain any interest in the constructed assets.

This project will enable part of the region's energy to be supplied in an efficient and sustainable way.

This new contract will extend Abengoa's experience with transmission lines and will further consolidate its commitment to the U.S. market where it is already present in 12 states.


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