since the 50's
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.
The Rota Naval Base has been operational since the 1950s when it was completed, and since then no project of this scope has been undertaken. The last section was completed in 1985, with a reinforced concrete caisson structure. The useful life of this kind of port infrastructure tends not to exceed 25 years, which is why it is extremely important to carry out continuous upgrading projects in order to keep its functionality and effectiveness up-to-date.
The project started on October 15, 2007, and during execution, a modified project had to be drafted, as a result of the extension of the draft depth of the docking pit to -15.00 metres, which also meant including rigid structures on the seabed to ensure the stability of the wharf.
- Location: Rota, Spain
- Contract type: Construction
- Infrastructure: 306.5-m long gravity wall aligned with the existing wharf, and a 80-m wide docking pit
- Year of project completion: 2010