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June

Telvent will realize the Hydroclimatological Station Network for the State Water Commission (CEA) in the State of Querétaro, Mexico

June 24, 2004

México

Madrid, June 24th of 2004 -Telvent, the Global RealTime IT company and subsidiary of Abengoa, has been awarded the Project for the Network of twelve Hydroclimatological Stations for the State Water Commission (CEA) of the State of Querétaro in Mexico. As a result of this new contract, Telvent has boosted its presence within Water Operating Authorities in Mexico (CEA's) and has increased the number of Saimet+ applications installed in climatological stations in Mexico to 48.

This contract consists in the supply, installation and start-up of nine Data Collection Platforms and the updating of three Agro-climatological Stations belonging to the PRODUCE Foundation; said stations will be donated to the Water Operating Authorities in Mexico (CEA) for operating and maintenance and will constitute its own network of Hydroclimatological Stations.

This network of stations takes as an aim the observation of superficial currents in order to have a knowledge in real time of the presence of rain and of water in surface, with which it is possible to analyse and calculate the water availability as a potential source of supply.

Manuel Sánchez Ortega, Telvent's CEO, says "the Hydroclimatological System Saimet+ represents a new example of how Telvent's R+D+i continues, contributing to the sustainable development and improving the environment".

With the installation of the Data Collection Platforms, composed by climatological sensors, the following parameters will be registered: temperature and relative humidity, pressure, solar radiation, rainfall, direction and wind speed, besides a sensor of water level, which will allow to know the behaviour of the rivers and will support the calculation of the volumes that enter and go out of Queretaro's State.

The different Data Collection Platforms, brand Telvent (Saimet +), will be responsible for acquiring and integrating the information supplied by all the sensors, and processing, filing and transmitting it via Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES). The satellite GOES in turn transmits the information received to an antenna of ground station where this information is processed and sent to the Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) located at a control center which will be the centralizing point for the data obtained and generated by the system. Hereby it is possible to know in real time the information of each one of these points and to act in consequence.

In the control center it's where all the information coming from the different stations will be received and decoded, that is why using the network heart and brain of Saimet+ and SCADA systems, will enable their total automatic functioning.

The information obtained in the control center will be available in the Internet website and in the Intranet of the CEA and both the government agencies and the general public will be able to accede to it. The importance of this information resides in prevention, since before the notice of abundant rainfalls it informs the authorities who will be able to activate the operative to act on the critical zones of the city and to prevent that floods take place.

Telvent, the Global RealTime IT company and subsidiary of Abengoa, is specialized in solutions with high added value, in four specific industrial sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment) in the Americas, Spain and China.(www.telvent.com)

Abengoa, industrial and technology company with worldwide activities, provides solutions for Sustainable Development, the Information and Knowledge Society and the Creation of Infrastructures. The company has a capitalization of over 500 million euros (31/12/2003) and is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange. Abengoa operates in four important areas: Bioenergy, where it is the world's second largest bioethanol producer; Environmental Services, where it is European leader in different industrial waste market segments; Information Technologies, where it has achieved global recognition and has operations in Europe, North America and Asia; and Industrial Engineering and Construction, where it is leader in Spain and Latin America. (www.abengoa.com)



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