Abengoa Water Project to Aid 500,000 in Southwest Turkey City

May 20, 2014 1:20 pm ET

May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Abengoa SA, the biggest developer of solar-thermal power plants, won a contract to modernize the pipeline infrastructure to supply water and sanitation to about 500,000 people in southwest Turkey.

The Seville, Spain-based company is already constructing the El Zapotillo aqueduct in Mexico, one of the largest water projects in the world that’s to supply drinking water to almost 1.5 million inhabitants. The Denizli municipal water authority project in Turkey is worth 35 million euros ($48 million), with the works due to be completed within 17 months, Abengoa said.

Masdar, a renewable energy company run by Abu Dhabi, selected Abengoa earlier this month to develop a pilot plant for a water desalination project near the border of Dubai in the Gulf emirate.

Abengoa operates more than 1.2 gigawatts of solar-thermal capacity around the world, mostly in Spain and the U.S. It completed a $150 million wind farm in Uruguay last month, one of that nation’s largest.