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Abengoa Solar begins construction on Extremadura's second solar concentrating solar power plant

May 26, 2009

Abengoa Solar announced today that, following completion of the process of obtaining the required building permit, it has begun construction on its second concentrating solar power plant in the town of Logrosán, located in the province of Cáceres.

This parabolic trough technology plant will boast a power output capacity of 50 megawatts, enough to power approximately 25,000 households. It will also prevent the emission of 31,400 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, thereby upholding Abengoa's commitment to sustainability and to combating climate change.

Like the first plant, which is already under construction in the same location, this new power station will utilize parabolic trough technology, a solution developed by the company in recent years and proven and tested at the Solúcar Platform plants in Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville.

Pedro Robles, chief executive officer of Abengoa Solar Spain, expressed his satisfaction with the start-up of the first two projects in Extremadura. "Two years ago we began the process involved in building these plants. After having made the necessary investments involved in purchasing land and the primary equipment, we can today affirm that Extremadura will enjoy two state-of-the-art clean energy plants. Both power stations will be part of the future Extremadura Solar Platform, which will make the most of the sun, one of the region's greatest natural resources."

Abengoa Solar focuses its activity on the development and application of technology for generating electrical power with the sun.

Abengoa is a technology company that applies innovative solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, environmental and energy sectors. It is listed on the Spanish stock exchange and has an active presence in over seventy countries, in which it operates through its five Business Units: Solar, Bioenergy, Environmental Services, Information Technologies and Industrial Construction and Engineering (www.abengoa.com).

Solnova 1 and 3, two 50-megawatt parabolic trough collector plants under construction at the Solúcar Platform (Seville)
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