Abengoa lands Transco EPC contract
Spanish firm to build 23km HV transmission line in Abu Dhabi.
Abengoa has been selected by Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (Transco) to construct a 400/220 kV power transmission line with a total length of 23 km.
The Spanish firm will be responsible for the construction, procurement and commissioning of the transmission line, which will connect the junction point in Al Fayah and the Shamkha substation.
Abengoa gave no indication of the value of the contract. Construction will take 16 months.
The company has been present in the Middle East, and more specifically the UAE, for more than 10 years, where it has constructed other transmission and distribution projects such as the Fujairah transmission line for Transco, as well as the 100 MW Shams-1 STE plant, which is already operational.
This latest award will further boost Abengoa’s presence and business in the Middle East and consolidate its leadership position in the engineering and construction of power transmission lines, with more than 26,000 km and nearly 300 substations constructed around the world.