Abengoa SA, a Spanish clean-energy developer, expects water projects to generate 20 percent of its U.S. revenue within two years, up from a “very small” share now, according to Chief Executive Officer Manuel Sanchez Ortega.
The Seville-based company forecasts most of the growth to come from desalination, with the water-treatment business next-most important, he said today in an interview in New York.
The U.S. is Abengoa’s largest market, generating 1.03 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in revenue in the first half of the year, about 30 percent of total sales, according to an August presentation. It created a unit in January to oversee its U.S. operations.
“We have been working on a lot of new opportunities” in water, he said. “We have invested a lot in the technology.”