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Abengoa wins its two first power transmission lines in South Africa

August 27, 2015

  • Abengoa has been selected by Eskom, the country's main electricity company, for the construction of two 400 kV lines totaling 174 km.
  • The project amounts to 25 million dollars

August 27, 2015.- Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B / P SM / NASDAQ: ABGB), an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Eskom Holdings, the main electricity company in South Africa, to build and commissioning in South Africa two 400 kV power transmission lines totaling 174 km.

Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction, and also for the commissioning of the two lines, which extend from the substation Medupi in Lephalale region to substation Borutho in Mokopane region, located in northeastern South Africa. The project is expected to reach commercial operation in 2017.

Abengoa has started up in South Africa the country's first thermosolar plant, Kaxu, with 100 MW capacity. In addition, the company is building Khi and Xina, two solar plants of 50 MW and 100 MW respectively.

The award of the company's first projects of electric transmission in the country consolidates its presence in the generation and transmission sectors in South Africa.

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Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water. (

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