Sami Kangasharju, Executive Vice President, Energy Markets +34 670 260 897 Viktor Svensson, Director Corporate Information +46 70 657 20 26 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. ÅF AB 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 world.
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