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ACCIONA construction receives “Potencia de Obras y Proyectos” award

11/16/2018
  • The company received an award in the Highways category for the project entitled “La Coruña Access Highway (AC-14) and Junction with the V-14 Ring Road”
  • These awards recognise quality and innovative work by Spanish construction and engineering firms in designing and commissioning major projects around the world

ACCIONA Construction has been recognised at the 12th edition of the “Potencia de Obras y Proyectos” awards, held in Madrid on 14 November, for the project entitled “La Coruña Access Highway (AC-14) and Junction with the V14 Ring Road”, which it carried out with the Comsa-Atesvi joint-venture.

Victoriano Colmenarejo Ávila, Highways Manager at ACCIONA Engineering, collected the award, presented in the Highways category.

Every year, the “Potencia de Obras y Proyectos” Awards bring together numerous people from the infrastructure sector and suppliers of construction and civil engineering equipment.More than 140 professionals from the sector attended this year’s edition.

The awards, organised by TPI, the publisher of Potencia magazine, recognise quality and innovative work by Spanish construction and engineering firms in designing and commissioning major projects around the world, and their work as bearers of the “Marca España” brand.

Winning project:La Coruña Access Highway (AC-14) and Junction with the V-14 Ring Road

This project, carried out by ACCIONA Construction and the Comsa-Atesvi joint-venture, consists of two highly technically and administratively complex works, carried out simultaneously even though they were promoted by two different administrations and constructed by different companies, making coordination during the execution phase a key factor.

The As Lonzas–A Zapateira section of the new AC-14, with an investment of more than €153 million and spanning 4.2 kilometres, was promoted by the Ministry of Public Works through the State Highways Authority in Galicia. It was designed by ACCIONA Engineering and constructed by ACCIONA Construction. Section III of the V-14 ring road, which had a total budget of €18 million, was promoted by the regional government of Galicia through SPI and carried out by the Comsa–Atesvi joint venture.

These two works provide the city of A Coruña and its metropolitan area with a new toll-free access route that connects the city with the northwest A-6 highway, the AP-9, the AG-55 and Alvedro airport.

They also provide direct, rapid and safe access to industrial parks, transport centres and commercial zones, redefining the access routes to the city of A Coruña, reducing travel times and relieving traffic congestion on the city’s inner ring roads while integrating local neighbourhoods and zones that were poorly communicated.

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