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Telvent to Implement New Wireless Communication Network and Border Surveillance System in Ghana

November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008 - Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced today that it has signed a contract with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), an agency of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Ghana, to implement a digital surveillance system along Ghana’s borders with Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Togo. The system is intended to help monitor and control migrant traffic between Ghana and these neighboring countries.

The project is sponsored by the Development Loan Fund (FAD), as agreed on by the Governments of Spain and the Republic of Ghana. It will establish a wireless communications system that will support the distributed digital surveillance system to be implemented by Telvent. The surveillance system will monitor the perimeter of Ghana at nineteen locations, including the capital, Accra, on the coast.

This project will apply strict environmental measures to minimize impact to the Ghana environment. Plans call for the use of video transmission via wireless communication and powered by solar energy. This approach is expected to impart less stress than alternative technologies to Ghana’s savannah, mangrove swamp, and jungle – eco-regions that make Ghana one of the most significant natural areas in the Gulf of Guinea.

According to Manuel Sánchez Ortega, Telvent Chairman, “This project not only reinforces our presence in Sub-Saharian Africa but also is an opportunity for Telvent to provide valuable border control assistance where it is needed, since the natural conditions of Ghana make it central in migratory flows in West Africa.”

The current project, located in an area of high growth spurred by expectations of development and sustainability, contributes to Telvent's established presence in the African continent.

About Telvent

Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is a unique global company listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and a component of the CleanTech IndexTM —the first, and only, stock market index of leading clean technology ("cleantech") companies.

Telvent, the IT Company for a sustainable and secure world, specializes in high-value-added products, services and integrated solutions in the Energy, Transportation, Environmental and Public Administration industry segments, as well as Global Services. Its innovative technology and proven experience help ensure secure and efficient management of the operating and business processes of the world’s leading companies. (

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