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 lighthouse is a structure made from composites with polymeric matrix, measuring 31 metres high and with an octagonal layout. It essentially consists of two elements: the coffer that serves to house the equipment necessary for the operation of the lighting system of the beacon and the element that supports the structure itself.
The lighthouse structure consists of 8 tubular columns made of carbon fibre measuring 31 metres high. The columns have a circular section with a diameter of 250 mm and a thickness of 20 mm. These columns are positioned on the ground at the vertices of an octagon located within a 4.50-metre circle in diameter at its base and 4.00 metres in diameter at its crest.
The connection, a horizontal stiffening between the eight pipes, materialises through a dual system:
- 4 horizontal octagon-shaped rings composed of fibreglass pipes measuring 190 mm in diameter and 20 mm thick, arranged every 6.00 metres.
- 5 octagon-shaped horizontal forged panels, made from 'sandwich' panels measuring 0.20 metres thick, arranged every 6.00 metres.
The work won the award for innovation in design and materials, within the category of infrastructure in the international JEC World 2016 Innovation Awards.
- Location: Valencia, Spain.
- Contract type: Construction.
- Infrastructure: Construction of a 31-m high lighthouse, made from composite materials, carbon fibre and fibreglass with polymer matrix.
- Year of project completion: 2015