ACCIONA has been awarded the "Medalla de Oro" by the Spanish Highways Association (AEC), the highest award granted by this institution, which every year recognises outstanding work by professionals and institutions in the highways sector.
The award was received by Juan Ignacio Entrecanales, Executive Vice-chairman of the Group, at the prize-giving ceremony held today in Madrid.
Alongside ACCIONA, the other three oldest members of the AEC (Cepsa, Repsol and the Ministry of Public Works) also received the Medalla de Oro.The Spanish Highways Association is commemorating its 70th anniversary this year.
The “Medals of Honour of the Highway” (Medallas de Honor de la Carretera) publicly recognise the work of professionals and institutions that operate in, or are related to highway infrastructures and that work to improve road safety and quality. These include public administrations responsible for highway and traffic infrastructures, state security services, universities, education and research centres, sector associations and private companies.
ACCIONA has more than 100 years of experience in the civil engineering sector and has constructed more than 1,700 km of roads in the last decade, with an unwavering commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Since its founding in the early 20th century, ACCIONA has been involved in developing Spain’s extensive road network.In 1972 it began its international expansion and the specialist Roads and Bridges Business Unit is currently involved in the most important international projects in Australia, New Zealand, Panama, Denmark, Brazil, UAE and Canada, among others.
Thanks to advances in engineering, the use of the most modern construction techniques, its respect for the environment and the natural world, and its desire to contribute to the development of the communities in which it operates, ACCIONA has become a world leader in the design and construction of all types of transport communications.