• These awards, given annually by the Fundación Caminos, recognize the work of outstanding engineers and the excellence of important international projects

The Cebu cable-stayed bridge, built by ACCIONA in the Philippines, has won the 5th Agustín de Betancourt International Prize for Public Works, awarded by the Fundación Caminos.

These prizes are awarded annually to recognize the work of outstanding civil engineers in different fields, as well as the excellence of important projects carried out by companies and institutions, and the work of new generations of young people.

ACCIONA’s Vice Chariman, Juan Ignacio Entrecanales, received this prestigious award on behalf of the company at the ceremony held at the Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid. The event was also attended by representatives of the engineering companies involved in the project, Sener and CFC (Carlos Fernández Casado, S.L.).



The Cebu cable-stayed bridge, awarded to ACCIONA in 2017 along with two local partners - First Balfour Inc. and D.M. Consunji Inc. - consisted of the design and construction of a 650-meter cable-stayed bridge, the longest of its kind in the Philippines and one of the country’s most important infrastructure projects. The project also included the construction of several viaducts and a 5.2- kilometer section of roadway over an embankment.

Due to the technical and logistical complexity of the project, much of the work was carried out using ACCIONA’s own equipment, designed by the company, such as a beam launcher, which was essential for the construction of the accesses to the main bridge. In total, more than 150,000 m3 of concrete, 31,000 tons of grade 75 steel and around 2,000 tons of active steel were used for the bridge stays and prestressing. During the construction phase, approximately 2,500 direct and indirect jobs were created.

Opened in 2022, the bridge has brought numerous benefits to traffic management in the area, relieving congestion on existing bridges by connecting Cebu City - the second largest economic and commercial center in the Philippines after the capital, Manila - to the international airport on Mactan Island via Córdova.