ACCIONA developed a Digital Platform for Earthworks control that can carry out comprehensive control and monitoring of the equipment involved in the earthworks to optimise operations, ensure traceability of the soils and improve the productivity of any project. The company collects data through Machine Learning and Data analytics for predictive maintenance.
The Tunnel Boring Machine Control Centre, manages and controls in realtime the performance of the different TBMs in operation in our projects. The TBM Data Control Center processes information from more than 300 sensors every 250 ms (milliseconds) received from each TBM to control the tunnel machine’s progress, deliver KPI-based performance reports, and apply machine learning algorithms using data analytics for predictive maintenance.
In tunnels, ACCIONA has also developed DIGITUNNEL, to carry out the digitization and real-time follow up of all of the construction processes inconventional tunnel construction.
ACCIONA runs an open innovation programme where some of its technical challenges are shared and the company attracts and cooperates with world-class start-ups. One of the projects developed as part of the I’MNOVATION Startups Programme used drones in tunnels to optimise and digitise the construction process. The use of drones allows ACCIONA to obtain an accurate survey model able to incorporate into the BIM model, volumetric calculations, progress follow up or tracking work and safety conditions for the employees.