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ACCIONA in Australia

ACCIONA is a global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Its expertise covers the entire value chain from research and development and design to the construction, operation and maintenance of projects.

The Company is present in more than 40 countries, where its business activities seek to contribute to the economic and social progress of the communities in which it operates. ACCIONA aims to lead the transition to a low-carbon economy by investing in innovation and adopting processes and quality standards that optimise the use of resources and protect the environment in all its business activities. The Company posted a net profit of €352 million in 2016.

Present in Australia since 2002, ACCIONA has invested $680 million in its Australian operations and employs more than 1,000 people in its renewable energy, infrastructure and water projects across the country.

ACCIONA Energy has built and owns three wind farms in Australia, one through a joint venture, and has developed a strong pipeline of projects for construction. The wind farms at Waubra in Victoria, Gunning in New South Wales and Cathedral Rocks in South Australia produce 304.5MW of green energy, equivalent to the energy needs of 205,000 households. In April 2017 it began construction of its fourth wind farm at Mount Gellibrand in Victoria. It also built and services the 20MW Royalla solar project near Canberra for a client.

ACCIONA Infrastructure has completed the landmark Legacy Way tunnels in Brisbane and is involved in a number of transport projects across the country including the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in Queensland, the Pacific Highway upgrade between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads, the 1.5 km long bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood, and the Sydney Light Rail project in NSW. It has several teams working on bids in QLD, NSW, VIC and WA. In the water sector, ACCIONA Agua was part of the consortium that built and now operates the Adelaide Desalination Plant for SA Water, the Mundaring Water Treatment Plant near Perth. It is now is building water treatment plants on the Sunshine Coast and Tasmania.

In 2017, ACCIONA reached an agreement to acquire the Geotech Group (Geotech). The deal builds upon ACCIONA Construction and Geotech’s complementary businesses, and creates a platform for growth that can respond to the sizeable demand for infrastructure in the Australian market, estimated at AUD$125 billion over the next decade.

The investment sees the formation of a new company, ACCIONA Geotech Holding, bringing together ACCIONA’s future construction pipeline in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, and the Geotech Group of companies. The new group is majority owned by ACCIONA Infrastructure Asia Pacific and headquartered in Victoria.

ACCIONA Geotech is one of Australia’s most trusted and diverse engineering and construction contracting companies. Established in 1972, the group has won a reputation as a leading provider of technically complex, specialist construction services in ground engineering, mechanical engineering and all things rail.

The group consists of four specialist business units: ACCIONA Construction Australia (major construction and infrastructure projects in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia); Geotechnical Engineering (ground engineering for the building industry; specialist ground engineering works for the infrastructure sector; dams and other water infrastructure projects; and general civil infrastructure); Coleman Rail (a specialist in both light and heavy rail and associated rail infrastructure); and John Beever Australia (a specialist in structural, mechanical, piping and electrical engineering).

The group has a long history of providing cost-effective solutions and delivering projects on time and within budget, whether as a head contractor or in a specialist subcontracting role. ACCIONA Geotech employ our highly-skilled staff directly, a fact that sees us self-perform wherever possible. The group has a genuine commitment to the health and safety of all employees, encapsulated in our Be Safe. Home Safe. and Directors' Safety Charter initiatives.

Operating nationally, the group’s headquarters is in Melbourne where we have offices and extensive workshop facilities for the maintenance and development of the specialised plant and equipment required for our operations. Other offices are established in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

ACCIONA Group has been a JV partner on some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects including the Victorian Regional Rail Link project, Preston Tram Depot Redevelopment, Adelaide Metro Rail Network project, the Glenelg to Adelaide Tram Line, and the Warragamba Dam project. Current projects include Melbourne Quarter, various Level Crossings Removal projects, Sydney Light Rail, Southland Station, Caroline Springs Station, Forrestfield-Airport Link, Parramatta Rd Vent Shaft Facility, Darebin Yarra Trail Link Bridges, Boral Deer Park Quarry Plant and Wallen St Bridge Strengthening.

 

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    BUSINESS DIVISIONS

    BUSINESS DIVISIONS

    Know the major business lines of ACCIONA: Renewable energy, sustainableinfrastructure, water and services.

    ACCIONA develops other businesses detached from its activity such as logistics and transportation services, financial services or wineries.

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