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Abengoa delivers a 340 MW thermoelectric power plant in Mexico

January 3, 2005

Seville, 3 january 2005.- Abengoa, through its subsidiary Abener Energía , has delivered the output upgrade (140 MW) package of the El Sauz thermoelectric power plant to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, the state-owned power utility, having amply surpassed the annual up time specified in the agreement during the guarantee year that has just been completed.

This power plant with two gas turbine driven generators and a combined capacity of 300 MW, located near Queretaro, has been upgraded with a 140 MW steam turbogenerator, increasing its capacity to 440 MW. Thus, the total power output of the plant has increased substantially as more electricity can be generated with the same gas consumption. The emission of pollutants to the atmosphere, particularly CO2, remains unchanged.

The project, worth 113.8 million dollars, was awarded through an international public tender, and implemented as a “lump sum public work”. Therefore, during the execution of the project, Abener supplied all the materials and services required to commission the power plant, including the financial means.

According to Alfonso González Domínguez, President of Abener, of Abener, "this contract constitutes the strengthening of Abener as a leader on the segment of the market and represents a clear representation of the company's profile, that consists on delivering this integrated services to the electric sector".

Since July 2003, Abener has been implementing a similar project, for the same public entity, and using the same tendering procedure, at the Hermosillo Power Plant, located in the namesake municipality in the State of Sonora. The project is currently in an advanced stage of implementation. Abengoa has recently also started the erection of a diesel power plant in the State of Baja California, and the restructuring of the Emilio Portes Gil power plant in Tamaulipas, as announced this week.

Abeinsa, the parent company of the Abengoa's Industrial Engineering and Construction Business Unit, concentrates its activity on engineering, construction and maintenance of electric and mechanical infrastructures and instrumentation in the energy, industry, transport and services sectors. In addition, its activity extends to the promotion, construction and operation of industrial and conventional energy plants (cogeneration and combined-cycle), renewable energy plants (bioethanol, biomass, wind, solar and geothermal), and turnkey telecommunication networks and projects. (

Abengoa, a listed industrial and technology company with share capital in excess of 657 million euro (31/12/2004), provides solutions for Sustainable Development, the Information and Knowledge Society, and the Creation of Infrastructures. It currently operates in four large activity sectors: Bioenergy, where it is the world's no. 2 bioethanol producer; Environmental Services, where it is European leader in segments of the industrial waste market; Information Technologies, where it is one of the main role players at international level, with operations in Europe, America and Asia; and Industrial Engineering and Construction, where it is leader in Spain and Latin America. (

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