The Spanish company Elecnor will build a 240-km power transmission line in the north-eastern state of Maranhao in Brazil in a project worth EUR47m ($61.5m).

Europa Press said that 500-kV link will transport the electricity generated by 13 wind farms, which are owned by local firm Bioenergy.

The power line will also transmit the output of 16 other wind farms that are secured but and waiting to be auctioned by Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica, the energy planning company, on behalf of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

This latest project strengthens Elecnor’s position in the Brazilian market, which currently is the company’s second biggest market outside of Spain.

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