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Abengoa and Elecnor obtain a contract for more than 78 million dollars, in Mexico

December 22, 2003

Madrid, 22nd December 2003.- Abengoa, S. A./Abengoa México, S.A. and Elecnor have been awarded the international bidding contract by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to construct 400, 230, 138 and 115 kV Power Transmission Lines and Substations. The contract value is 78.2 million dollars.

The object of the Project is the execution of the works that are required to construct and install eleven power transmission lines with voltages of 230, 138 and 115 kV, over a total length of 395.6 kilometers and ten transformer substations with voltages of 400, 230, 138 and 115 kV and total output of 1,233.3 MVA, as well as twenty-nine feeders to be located in the states of Baja California, Coahuila, Chihuahua and Durango.

According to Salvador Martos Hinojosa, the person responsible for Latin America, "this contract demonstrates Abengoa's capacity to grow in new markets. We wish to thank the Federal Electricity Commission for the confidence it has shown in accepting our tender, as it has also done on other occasions over the past twelve months".

Abengoa México, which belongs to Abengoa's Industrial Engineering and Construction business unit, has just concluded another significant project for the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Mexico, the enlargement to 450 MW of El Sauz Thermoelectric Combined Cycle Power Plant, and it has recently been awarded the contract to enlarge Hermosillo Thermoelectric Combined Cycle Power Plant.

Abengoa is an industrial and technology company listed on the Stock Exchange, with a capitalisation of more than 500 million euro (31/12/2002). It provides solutions for Sustainable Development, the Information and Knowledge Society and the Creation of Infrastructures. It currently operates in four large fields of activity: Bio-energy, where it is the world's second bio-ethanol producer; Environmental Services, where it is the leader in Europe in some of the industrial waste market segments; Information Technologies, where it is one of the key players at international level, with operations in Europe, Latin America and Asia; and Industrial Engineering and Construction, where it is the leader in Spain and Latin America. Sales in 2002 exceeded 1,500 million euro and net profit was 43.5 million euro.

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