Abengoa has been chosen as the technological partner for the construction of the biggest solar complex in the world in Dubai. The size of the contract to be directly executed by Abengoa is $650 million (some 550 million euros).
It seems Abengoa has reached an agreement with its main creditors who did not accept the plan (Liberty, Zurich and Exim US) to refinance its existing debt with a new bond issue under the same economic terms as the former senior debt but with a maturity date of six months earlier (up to March 2022).
The National Copper Corporation of Chile (Codelco), the main global supplier of copper, has chosen Abengoa to develop the electromechanical installation of the El Teniente mine, the biggest underground copper mine in the world.
The global economy in general, and the Spanish economy in particular, are experiencing turbulent times. China, the emerging markets, raw materials, the weak recovery, inflation or exchange rates are entangled with the domestic problems of each individual country. In Spain, these are focused on a political map with a lot of question marks and a worrying level of private debt, which Abengoa’s crisis has accentuated.