On the past April 24th, Cesbe, in an agreement with Fasttel, acquired the Lot 2 of the Paraná transmission lines action held by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel). In addition to the substation in the city of Londrina, the lot includes lines that sum over 180 km (112 miles), and connects the cities Umuarama, Guaíra, Londrina and Apucarana, in the North of Paraná.
Altogether, 35 lots were auctioned in the Brazilian territory. By making a single offer with a 12.5% discount, Cesbe ensured the acquisition of the concession at the beginning of the auction.
For Gilberto Caviglia, director of new businesses at Cesbe, this was another important step for the Group to reinforce its presence in the electricity sector. “Cesbe has shares in roads and hydro plants concessions, and has been studying for a while the possibility of diversifying its investments in infrastructure”.
“Brazil produces a lot of energy, but there is deficit in its transmission. This scenario represents a great opportunity for players interested in investing in the industry improvement.
Given Cesbe’s wide expertise and success in electricity sector works, we are optimistic regarding the energy transmission lines projects”, assesses Paulo Talamini Espínola, Cesbe’s Commercial Director.
Long-standing partnership with EDP is reaffirmed with the construction of new transmission lines
In the same auction, EDP Energias do Brasil acquired important lots in the North of Brazil, with projects that total 1,184km (736 miles) of transmission lines. Cesbe, also in partnership with Fasttel, will be responsible for developing the projects and executing the construction works in lots 7 and 11, located in the state of Maranhão.
“After the successful participation of Cesbe in the execution of several hydro plants for EDP, we are very pleased with the responsibility entrusted upon us to carry on new projects for our customer”, completed Paulo Talamini.