Crossing the Danubio
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.
The Vidin-Calafat bridge is the second cross-border road and rail bridge over the Danube in the more than 400 Km of river border between Bulgaria and Rumania.
The bridge is 1791m long and 32m wide. In a single structure, it has 1 rail line, 4 lanes for vehicles, 1 bike lane and 2 sidewalks for pedestrians. The foundations of the bridge consist of 13 km of piles of up to 2 m diameter and a depth of 80 m.
In the first year 508,294 vehicles crossed the bridge, exceeding initial forecasts by 100,000 vehicles/year.
ACCIONA, through it's Ingeniería activity area participated in a number of the phases of the project, including the preliminary design of the main bridge and its access roads, the construction project for the access roads, the preparation of the documentation for tendering under the 4 contracts according to the FIDIC framework, consultancy on the assessment of bids received, and technical, contractual and legal advice to the PIMU (Project Implementative and Management Unit).
In 2014 ACCIONA was awarded the Prize for the best project abroad from the Madrid section of the Association of Civil Engineers.