ACCIONA has completed the works to modernise the Ciudad Obregón–Guaymas highway in Mexico, which his part of the highway that connects the town of Estación Don and the city of Nogales.
The modernisation of the Estación Don–Nogales Highway spans 652 km, which will save users up to two hours in travel time, reducing the end-to-end journey from eight hours to six.This highway is used by more than 11,400 vehicles a day and serves more than 2.5 million inhabitants.
ACCIONA’s work focused on a 30.6 km section, in both directions, totalling 61.2 km.The works primarily consisted of widening the road surface from seven to 10.5 metres.
Each new lane is now 3.5 metres wide with a one-metre inner hard shoulder and 2.5 metres on the outside, providing greater road safety and reducing the possibility of traffic accidents, while also making operation and maintenance easier.
The project carried out by ACCIONA also included construction of 32 bridges and 124 drainage works, as well as constructing the conduits to channel the water.
ACCIONA in Mexico
ACCIONA has been present in Mexico since 1978, when it opened its first office in the country specialising in the infrastructure sector.
ACCIONA’s most emblematic works in Mexico include the Baja California Sur V thermal power plant; the Jala-Puerto Vallarta highway; the first general hospital for the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), in Nogales; the Atotonilco water treatment plant; the Polytechnic University of San Luis de Potosí; and the 117 km electrical network that transports the energy produced by the Empalme II combined cycle plant to the states of Sonora and Sinaloa.
ACCIONA is also a leading player in the renewable energy sector in Mexico, with 1,144.5 MW of operational capacity from wind energy (Tamaulipas and Oaxaca) and photovoltaic energy (Sonora), as well as holding an extensive portfolio of these types of projects that are in development or under construction.The company has installed more than 1,000 MW of wind power capacity for third-party clients.These projects, which are carried out under turnkey formats (EPC), include the Reynosa wind farm (424 MW) constructed in Tamaulipas for Zuma Energía, and the Mesa la Paz wind farm (306 MW) constructed for the EnerAB consortium made up of the AES Corporation and Grupo BAL.