updated 4/12/2011 9:16:56 AM ET 2011-04-12T13:16:56

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telvent (Nasdaq:TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced today that it has been selected to design, install and manage the distributed control system (DCS) for Abengoa's Solacor I and II thermosolar power plants in El Carpio, Córdoba, Spain.

With this Telvent solution, plant operators will have the ability to control and supervise all solar plant processes in accordance with the most current climate conditions. For example, Telvent's control technology will allow operators to manage the position of the parabolic troughs at each 50-megawatt plant to efficiently capture the sun's energy. This creates a more efficient operation and maximum power reliability for customers.

According to Telvent's chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, "Telvent, through its innovative technology and deep expertise, helps solar plants produce optimal results in a secure and sustainable way. This project continues Telvent's tradition of leadership in solar energy while further demonstrating our solutions for this sector."

Telvent was selected for the project due to its reliability, adaptability and expertise in the solar energy field. The company is a leader in developing and implementing solutions for the delivery of intelligent information to maximize solar energy production. This project marks the tenth Abengoa-owned commercial power plant in Spain for which Telvent has developed integrated control systems. 

About Telvent

Telvent (Nasdaq:TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency and reliability for the world's leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. ( www.telvent.com ).

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