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Abengoa selected by Chilquinta Energía for expansion work on three substations and the upgrading of transmission lines in Chile

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 – Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has been selected by Chilquinta Energía S.A. (Chilquinta), one of Chile’s main electricity distribution companies, to expand three high voltage substations and upgrade two transmission lines. The project is worth approximately 5 million USD.

Abengoa will be responsible for developing these projects in Chile’s central Valparaíso region, and in the towns of San Felipe, San Antonio and Llay-Llay. Work includes the execution of civil works, electromechanical installation and the electrical works, as well as the commissioning of the different facilities.  

Specifically, work involves installing two new transformers provided by the client, the construction of new positions at 110 kV and new feeder areas, along with the corresponding expansion of services. Also included is the upgrading of two of the client’s transmission lines, as a result of the construction of new highways and a container yard in the existing facilities.  

With this contract, Abengoa consolidates its leading position in Chile, where it has been operating for more than 30 years and where it has developed electrical projects and important electromechanical installations in the mining and electricity industry sector. Furthermore, it has become leader in the transmission and power generation sector having developed more than 1,800 km of power lines and 50 substations.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors (

About Chilquinta

Chilquinta is one of the main electricity distribution companies in Chile, leader in the services market whose majority shareholder is the American company Sempra Energy. Chilquinta Energía distributes electricity to the Valparaíso, Marga Marga, Quillota, San Felipe, Los Andes and San Antonio provinces, covering an area of 11,496 square kilometers in the Valparaíso region, to approximately 571,100 customers totalling 2,536,6 GWh (

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