award for best design in the Bridges category
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.
At 2,550 metres long, the bridge over the Beauharnois Canal is the second-longest incrementally launched bridge in the world.
This award, presented on October 3rd, is one of a few awards received by the A-30 project in Montreal over the last few months, such as those from Quebec Transport Association and the Quebec Reinforced Steel Institute. In addition, in 2008 it was awarded the Gold Award, presented annually by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, a benchmark body in its sector in Canada, and the North America Deal of the Year, which honours the year's most successful financial transaction in the sector, awarded by the renowned publication PFI.
- Location: Canada
- Contract type: Design, construction, operation and maintenance (PPP)
- Infrastructure: The bridge is a 2.5-km long structure with a gradient of 3.5%, providing a clearance of 38.5 m above the navigation channel in the St. Lawrence River
- Year of project completion: 2012