World's largest reinforced concrete caisson
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Economic growth, social advancement and action against the climate emergency depend largely on investment in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. Today, about 1 billion people live more than 2 km from a roadway, 940 million live without electricity, and 663 million lack improved drinking water sources.
ACCIONA participates in the entire infrastructure construction value chain, from the identification of opportunity, design and execution, to the operation and maintenance of the constructed works, using the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Performance quality and safety are two of the criteria that maximize the company's value proposal in the development of large infrastructure projects and that differentiate it from other competitors in the construction field.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Today, cities represent 3 % of the planet's surface and concentrate more than 50 % of the population. A figure that will rise to 70 % by 2050. In addition, cities generate more than 80 % of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition to facilitating access to essential services for life - such as energy and water - ACCIONA contributes to making cities places of productive well-being in which to live, favouring people's socio-economic development.
ACCIONA’s Kugira floating dock was used to build this sea wall, featuring the world's largest reinforced concrete caisson measuring 66.85 m in length, 24.6 m in width and 34 m in height.
ACCIONA's extensive experience and the use ofcutting-edge technological resources have made it possible to execute benchmark projects both nationally and internationally.
- Location: Cádiz, Spain.
- Contract type: Construction.
- Infrastructure: Perpendicular section to the east, a separation of 413 m from the wharf and a depth ranging from 28 m at the south end to 43 m at the north end.
- Year of project completion: 2009