Hyundai E&C’s all-out efforts to obtain orders bear fruit this year. On March 5, Korea’s primary builder succeeded in winning its first contract in Central and South American regions since the establishment of its branch in Bogota, Colombia, in 2010. The company has received the 350-million-dollar order for the Bello sewage treatment plant project from EPM(Empresas Publicas de Medellin) in cooperation with Hyundai Engineering and Spain’s Acciona Agua. The country’s top public services company, established by Medellin city, provides public services focusing on power generation, natural gas distribution, wastewater treatment and telecommunication. The project involves the construction of the sewage treatment facility with a daily capacity of 430,000 tons of sewage in Bello, Antioquia, 240 kilometers northwest of the country’s capital Bogota. The construction period is 48 months. The contract award has enabled Hyundai E&C to reenter the South American construction market, about a decade after it was handed a deal to build the Porto Velho combinedcycle power plant in 2000 in Brazil and completed the construction at the end of 2003. On February 15, Hyundai E&C was also awarded a contract worth 128 million dollars by the Saudi Electricity Company to build a 380kV substation and conduct repair and maintenance works of the existing substation. As the Saudi government plans to invest about 80 billion dollars by 2019 in increasing electricity generation capacity by 30,000MW, the contract award serves Hyundai E&C to gain the advantageous position in winning possible contracts for the construction of substations and power cables.