Abengoa to upgrade transmission line in California

Imperial Irrigation District (IID) chose Abengoa for a power transmission project that includes the upgrade of a 230kV transmission line, as well as substations in the state of California.

The Path 42 transmission project is part of a plan to extend the power network being developed by Imperial Irrigation District, the sixth largest electrical utility in California, to increase the capacity of the network and enable access to new sources of renewable energy in California.

The contract involves the reconductoring of a total of 32 kilometers of a 230 kV transmission line, as well as the upgrade of existing substations, under a turnkey format (EPC).

Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, construction and commissioning, ensuring the highest levels of quality in every process. The project is expected to take 12 months to complete and will be delivered to Imperial Irrigation District in April 2014. Abengoa will not retain any interest in the constructed assets.

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