Spanish multinational company Abengoa has been chosen to maintain two continuous current transmission lines, which will transmit around 6,000MW of clean power generated by the hydroelectric plants on the River Madeira in Brazil.
The company will maintain the infrastructures at two hydroelectric plants, located in Santo Antonio and Girau, for over five years. This contract is anticipated to generate around €17.25m in revenues.
The clean energy transmission lines, which are around 5,000km long, form part of the Madeira system. This system is anticipated to be the largest continuous current energy transmission system in the world.
According to the company, the transmission lines will connect the substations in Porto Velho and Araraquara. They will cover around 100 municipalities in the states of Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
Meanwhile, Abengoa has already carried out other projects for Brazil’s National Electricity Agency and has secured three electricity transmission projects in May, under a €1,000m contract.
Abengoa applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into bio-fuels and producing drinking water from sea water.