ÅF wins power network assignment in five Latin American countries

Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:06am EDT

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ÅF Spain has signed two agreements together worth USD 1 million with the Inter-American
Development Bank, IDB, to assess the feasibility of electricity exchange in the Andean region
consisting of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

The assignments will result in concrete recommendations for sustainable interconnection
alternatives between these countries. ÅF together with its local partner SIGLA will assess the
best technical and economical options to connect national networks together and provide principles
and guidelines on how to structure, harmonize and regulate the interconnection in an efficient and
sustainable manner. The work shall also consider a potential integration with the Central American
(SIEPAC) and other regional markets.

"This is an exciting and very welcome order. Our business in the region started from the
liberalisation of Latin American energy markets in the 1990s where we served as a key expert, and
now we see the full scope of ÅF offerings gaining recognition in this dynamic and growing region,"
says Sami Kangasharju, Executive Vice President, Energy Markets.

ÅF business in Latin America includes a range of engineering and consultancy services for the
nuclear, hydropower, network and power market sectors.

Corporate Information
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of
experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes,
infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. Today the ÅF Group has
7,000 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the
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