Abengoa gets job on Lithuania power link to hydro plant

Transmission lines. Author: Nayu Kim. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

May 24 (Renewables Now) - Abengoa SA (BME:ABG) will supply structures for a 53-km (33 mile) transmission line in Lithuania that will interconnect the Kruonis pumped storage power plant to the Alytus substation.   

Alytus and Kruonis are two cities in southern Lithuania.

The Spanish engineering and renewables group has been awarded the contract by infrastructure solutions company Zilinskis ir Co. It will supply about 3,700 tonnes of steel which is needed to make the structures for the power link.

According to the announcement, the new 330-kV transmission line will play a key role in the interconnection between Lithuania and neighboring Poland, and will help to ensure more secure electricity supply in the southern part of the country, which is seeing growing energy demand.

The project is worth EUR 23 million (USD 25m), Abengoa said.   

(EUR 1 = USD 1.103)

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