Abengoa to upgrade Path 42 line in California

Seville, May 8, 2013.- Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been chosen by Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for a Power transmission project that includes the upgrade of a 230-kV transmission line as well as substations in the state of California (USA).

The ‘Path 42’ project is part of the plan to extend the power network being developed by Imperial Irrigation District, the sixth largest electrical utility in California, in order to increase the capacity of the network and enable access to new sources of renewable energy in California.

The contract, involves the reconductoring of a total of 32 km of 230-kV transmission lines as well as the upgrade of existing substations, under a turnkey format (EPC).

Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning, ensuring the highest levels of quality in every process. The project is expected to take 12 months to complete and will be delivered to Imperial Irrigation District in April 2014. Abengoa will not retain any interest in the constructed assets.

This project will enable part of the region’s energy to be supplied in an efficient and sustainable way.

This new contract will extend Abengoa’s experience of transmission lines and will further consolidate its commitment to the US market where it is already present in 12 states.