Abengoa develops electrical system for two new lines of Santiago de Chile metro


Abengoa has been selected by Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro S.A. to develop the electrical system for two new lines of the Santiago de Chile metro and maintain the system for a 20 year period, in a contract worth approximately $100M. Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, equipment, assembly, testing and commissioning of the substations for the two new lines, as well as training Metro de Santiago staff. The company will also be responsible for maintaining the substations for a 20 year period. The two new metro lines that Abengoa will develop are in addition to the five existing lines in the city of Santiago, creating a parallel route to the busiest passenger line. The works of the future L6 line, which will connect the communes of Cerrillos and Providencia, are due to be completed in 2016, while the L3 line between the communes of Huechuraba and La Reina, will be ready in 2018.

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