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Abengoa to construct a pressurized desalinated water drive line in Peru

November 29, 2006

Madrid, November 29, 2006. - Abengoa Perú has signed a more than three million euro construction contract with the company Milpo S.A.A. for a desalinated water drive line. The contract is included in the Cerro Lindo mining project for the production of zinc, lead, and copper concentrates, in the southern region of Lima, which is currently being developed by Milpo.

Abengoa will execute the installation of 46 kilometers of pipeline and the construction of three pumping stations where, at each one of them, it will execute the civil work, electric and instrumentation works, mechanical works, and the necessary mechanical metal works. The new pressurized water drive line will originate at Jahuai beach, in the province of Chincha, department of Ica, and will reach the mine’s processing plant in the district of Chavin, province of Chincha, where Abengoa will construct two water storage tanks, for the desalinated water, with a capacity of up to 3,800 cubic meters

According to the director general of Abengoa’s Latin America Business Unit, Salvador Martos, “this project is an important milestone upon it being the first desalinated water line to be constructed in Peru for a mining project. In addition, it is a work of great importance to the Company and vital for the “Minero Cerro Lindo” project. It is a new challenge for Abengoa while also demonstrating, once again, the confidence our customers have in our integral management system”.

Abengoa has executed other projects in Peru such as the integral drinking water and wastewater project for the city of Huancavelica, located in the mountains of Peru. It is currently executing the displacement of 60 kV lines for Edegel S.A. and the construction contract for a 6.5 kilometer tunnel from the Atocongo plant and Conchán dock for Cementos Lima S.A., responsible for Management of the Atocongo-Conchán Subterranean Belt Conveyor Ecological Project in Peru, among others.

In the Latin American market, countries such as Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia, currently represent about 30 percent of Abengoa’s sales. Abengoa has more than 4,000 employees in Latin America and is highly active in the energy, installations, telecommunications, and marketing and industrial manufacturing sectors.

Abengoa is a technology company that applies innovative solutions for sustainable development in the infrastructure, environment and energy sectors. It is a listed company with treasury stock of 2,248.17 million euro (28/11/2006) and is present in more than seventy countries, where it operates with its five Business Units: Solar, Bioenergy, Environmental Services, Information Technologies, and Industrial Engineering and Construction. (

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