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January

Telvent awarded a Medical Images Treatment System contract

January 20, 2004

Madrid, 20 January 2004 - Abengoa, through Telvent, its Information Technology subsidiary has been awarded with a 3,2 Euros millions contract for supplying a Medical Images Communication, Filing & Acquisition Integrated System for Huelva Sanitary Area.

By this contract, Telvent will supply the computer systems and the essential infrastructure for the substitution of conventional radiography by digital image to the five Hospitals and twelve Health Care Centers in Huelva province. This pioneering project in Spain, has as a leading feature on-line access to radiographies from every health center in Huelva, and is integrated into Telemedicine Andalusian Plan and Single Case History.

The solution is based on a distributed architecture system using a central file that receives all the information generated by the different centers, using the Corporate Network of the "Junta de Andalucía" as transmission channel. Telvent will adapt and supply the Image Transmission and Management Software, producing the integration and improvement of the current Radiological Information Departmental System existing on these Hospitals.

This system will allow a better information management, decreasing the access time to the images by the medical staff, allowing the simultaneous use of radiographies and reports from the different centers and reaching the best security levels.

Other technologies are integrated into the project: secure web access to the images and voice recognition for reports dictation.

With this new contract, Telvent reinforces its position in Health Sector after being awarded the Andalusian Public Health System Integral Command Frame and the Geographical Information System of the "Consejería de Salud".

About Telvent

Telvent, Abengoa's Information Technology subsidiary, specializes in IT solutions with high technological added value for specific industrial sectors such as Energy, Environment, Traffic, Transport, Telecom and Public Administration. Telvent is a leading supplier to these industries in Spain, North America, Latin America and Asia.

With over 40 years experience in industrial supervisory control and business process management systems, Telvent executes projects and provides technical services in the field of mission-critical, realtime control and information management. With the most comprehensive portfolio of outsourcing and consulting services, and employing a technology-neutral philosophy, Telvent manages IT and telecommunications infrastructure for an extensive international client base. (www.telvent.com)

About Abengoa

Abengoa, an industrial and technology company with worldwide operations, provides solutions for Sustainable Development, the Information and Knowledge Society and the Creation of Infrastructures. The company is capitalized at over 500 million Euros (31/12/2002) and is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange. Abengoa operates in four primary areas: Bioenergy, where it is the second largest worldwide producer of bioethanol; Environmental Services, where it is a European leader in various industrial waste market segments; Information Technology, where it has achieved global recognition and has operations in Europe, North America and Asia; and Industrial Engineering and Construction, where it is a leader in Spain and Latin America. (www.abengoa.com)



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