Almost entirely below the surface
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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.
The Los Prados - Airport section runs almost entirely below the surface, crossing the Guadalhorce River and Málaga Airport’s new runway. The precast concrete lining is comprised of concrete rings made up of seven segments, giving a finished tunnel diameter of 9 metres.
ACCIONA Infraestructuras presented this project with one of its annual Project Management Awards recognizing excellence in different areas related to quality, environment, occupational risk prevention, technology, etc. The awards include Best Prevention Management, Best Quality and Environmental Management, Best R&D Technology Implementation, Best Innovative Action and, Best Project Management, the latter of which is the main award that draws from all of the other categories.
This work has also been awarded in the 4th edition of the Potencia Awards 2010, for the best work and project in the category of tunnels.
- Location: Málaga, Spain.
- Contract type: Construction.
- Infrastructure: Concrete rings formed by seven segments, providing a completed tunnel of 9 m in diameter.
- Year of project completion: 2009