Officials in Brazil chose Abengoato maintain two continuous current transmission lines, which will transport more than 6,000 megawatts of power generated by the hydroelectric plants on the Madeira River (Santo Antonio and Girau).
Abengoa will be responsible for maintaining these infrastructures for a period of five years, which will generate revenues of about $22.58 million. The lines form part of the Madeira system, which with about 3,106 miles (1,457 miles each line) will be the largest continuous current energy transmission system in the world.
The two lines, which will connect the substations in Porto Velho (RO) and Araraquara (SP), will cover more than 100 municipalities in the states of Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Goias, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo. They will also cross the Pantanal Matogrossense, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The features of this region represent a major challenge for maintaining these infrastructures. However, thanks to Abengoa's extensive experience in similar projects, the company can guarantee the highest levels of quality in every process.
Abengoa has already carried out other projects for Brazil's National Electricity Agency and was awarded three electricity transmission projects in May that will cover 1,814 miles in a contract worth about $1.3 billion.
Abengoa has developed more than 12,427 miles of this type of transmission projects. Furthermore, it has participated in developing nearly 6,213 miles of electricity transport infrastructures in Brazil.