Acciona

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Acciona, S.A.
Sociedad Anónima
Traded as BMADANA
Industry Infrastructure (construction, water, industrial and services) and renewable energy
Founded 1997
Key people
José Manuel Entrecanales (Chairman and CEO)
Products Infrastructure (construction, water, industrial and services) and renewable energy
Revenue €6,499 million (2014)[1]
€1,087 million (2014)[1]
Profit €185 million (2014)[1]
Number of employees
30,000 (average, 2014)[2]
Website www.acciona.com

Acciona, S.A. (Spanish pronunciation: [akˈθjona]) is a Spanish conglomerate group dedicated to the development and management of infrastructure (construction, water, industrial and services) and renewable energy.

The company was founded in 1997 through the merger of Entrecanales y Tavora and Cubiertas y MZOV. The company's headquarters is in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain. The company's U.S. operations are headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Acciona is controlled by chairman José Manuel Entrecanales and his family through Grupo Entrecanales.

History[edit]

The company can trace its origins back to MZOV, a firm founded in 1862. In 1978 MZOV merged with Cubiertas y Tejados, a business founded in 1916, to form Cubiertas y MZOV.[3] In 1997 the company merged with Entrecanales y Tavora, a firm founded in 1931, to form NECSO Entrecanales Cubiertas S.A.. It was subsequently renamed Acciona.

Headquarters, Alcobendas, Spain

Operations[edit]

The group is organised as follows:[4]

  • construction
  • infrastructure
  • renewable energy

Major projects[edit]

Major projects involving the company include the Torre Europa completed in 1985,[5] the Ting Kau Bridge in Hong Kong completed in 1998),[6] the Gare do Oriente in Lisbon completed in 1998,[7] El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe completed in 2000,[8] the German Chancellery completed in 2001,[9] the King Abdullah University Hospital completed in 2002,[10] the Alqueva Dam completed in 2002,[11] and the El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía completed in 2005.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2014". Acciona. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Website". Acciona. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Acciona Investor presentation" (PDF). Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "José Manuel Entrecanales, Acciona CEO: establishment eco-warrior". FT.com. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Torre Europa on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ting Kau Bridge on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. 18 May 1998. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Gare do Oriente on Acciona website[dead link]
  8. ^ "El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "German Chancellery on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  10. ^ King Abdullah University Hospital on Acciona Website[dead link]
  11. ^ "Alqueva dam on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 

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