Elecnor secures a EUR 47 million contract for the construction of a transmission line in Brazil
10 june 2013

Madrid, 10 June 2013.- Elecnor is to build a 24-kilometre, 50-KV transmission line for the renewables company Bioenergy in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Maranhão. The contract is worth EUR 47 million.

The line will carry the energy generated by 13 wind farms in the state of Maranhão and another 16 planned facilities. The contracts for these projects are to be put out to tender by Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, the state energy research company which reports to the Brazilian Mines and Energy Ministry.

This contract further strengthens Elecnor's presence in Brazil, which is the company's second most important market after Spain. Elecnor has so far built 41 substations and over 7,000 kilometres of lines in the Brazilian transmission systems sector. It currently also manages 11 electricity transmission line concessionaires. Achievements in the Brazilian wind sector include the development of the Rio Grande do Sul wind complex, comprised of the Osorio and Palmares farms with combined installed capacity of 483 MW, making Elecnor one of the leading sector players in the country.