Spain-based multinational company Abengoa has won a contract from Brazil’s National Electricity Agency to maintain two continuous current transmission lines, which will deliver over 6,000MW of power generated from the hydroelectric plants on the River Madeira (Santo Antonio and Girau).
Under the approximate €17.25m revenue generating contract, the company will be responsible for the maintenance of the infrastructures for next five years.
The power lines will form a part of the Madeira system, which run for nearly 5,000km (2,345km each line) and will be the largest continuous current energy transmission system in the world.
The two transmission lines will connect the substations in Porto Velho (RO) and Araraquara (SP) and cover over 100 municipalities in the states of Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo.
In May 2013, the National Electricity Agency had awarded Abengoa three electricity transmission projects covering 2,920km in a contract worth nearly €1,000m.