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Abengoa builds a cogeneration plant of 300 MW for PEMEX in the Mexican State of Tabasco

September 1, 2009

Seville, August 31, 2009.- The state-owned oil&gas utility Petróleros Mexicanos (PEMEX) has awarded to the consortium settled by Abener and Abengoa México the construction and a 20 year concession of a cogeneration plant of 300 MW in the mexican state of Tabasco.

The total investment of the project, that forms part of the electrical energy generation's global plan promoted by PEMEX, amounts to 633 millions of US dollars, and the total sales associated to the 20 year concession period amounts to 2.180 millions of US dollars.

The new facility will transform the demineralised/ condensed water into steam, and the natural gas into electrical energy, which afterwards will be provided to the Gas Processor Center of Nuevo PEMEX, the facitity that the company owns in Tabasco State. The plant will be able to generate between 550 and 800 tons of steam per hour.

Moreover, the project will reinforce the current electrical structure of the Mexican Electricity Federal Commission thanks to the construction of a transmission system to send the energy surpluses to other centers of PEMEX.

The contract includes the turnkey construction of the plant under the framework of an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contract in a delivery date of 36 months, as well as its subsequent integral operation and maintenance throughout a concession period of 20 years.

The financial transaction, which has counted on the approval of Banobras (Public Works and Services National Bank of Mexico), have been reached under an agreement of 'project finance' and contemplates the setting-up of a consortium between Abener Energía and Abengoa México, with the shareholding of General Electric.

The award of this contract, which has been achieved by international public tender held by the Mexican energy utility, has strengthened the capacity and leadership of Abengoa in the construction of this type of facilities.

Alfonso González, Chairman of Abeinsa, has stated 'the award of this project means to Abengoa an outstanding challenge to provide all available resources, reinforcing our developments in generation, counting on the best human resources, and a business overview based on a global scale, technological innovation and environmental sustainability'.

Both Abener as Abengoa México belong to Abeinsa, parent company of the engineering and industrial construction business group of Abengoa. Abeinsa is in four of the five continents, and is currently one of the leader companies of the engineering and construction driving projects in sustainable development.

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