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Abengoa wins US$36mn power transmission contract in Morocco

Abengoa has agreed to provide a 210 km-long power transmission line. (Image source: Mathew T Rader/Flickr)

Spanish energy solutions company Abengoa has been chosen by Morocco?s National Power and Drinking Water Office (ONEE) for a US$36mn electricity transmission project

The contract has stated that Abengoa would be responsible for the engineering, design, construction, maintenance and commissioning of a 210 km-long power transmission line, located in the northern part of Morocco.

The project would comprise of three 400kV sections ? an 80 km line from Matmata to Msoun, an 80 km line from Msoun to Gteter and a 50 km line from Bourdim to Jerada. This line, expected to begin operation in 2016, would improve connectivity to Algeria as well.

Officials from Abengoa said that the project would enable Abengoa to support Morocco?s energy needs in a sustainable and efficient manner, adding that it would expand the company?s network of transmission lines in the world.