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
Headquarters Alcobendas, Spain
Key people
José Manuel Entrecanales Domecq(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.

The Company employs 30,000 professionals, and it is to be found in thirty countries on five continents. The Company is an Ibex-35 listed company and an industry benchmark.

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]

  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Other Businesses

Sustainability Indexes[edit]

Acciona obtained the distinctive RobecoSAM Silver Class 2015 in the Electric Utilities sector under the Sustainability Yearbook 2015[5] for its best practices in sustainability. It has also been included in the CDP Climate Leadership Index 2014 Performance index, which lists the 187 world companies that have received the highest rating for its performance in the fight against climate change.[6]

Major projects[edit]

Major projects involving the company include the Torre Europa completed in 1985,[7] the Ting Kau Bridge in Hong Kong completed in 1998),[8] the Gare do Oriente in Lisbon completed in 1998,[9] El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe completed in 2000,[10] the German Chancellery completed in 2001,[11] the King Abdullah University Hospital completed in 2002,[12] the Alqueva Dam completed in 2002,[13] and the El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía completed in 2005.[14]

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. ^ "Overvalued relative to peers, but may deserve another look". Capital Cube. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Sustainability Yearbook 2015 Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ CDP Climate Leadership Index 2014 Performance index
  7. ^ "Torre Europa on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ting Kau Bridge on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. 18 May 1998. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Gare do Oriente on Acciona website Archived 2 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "German Chancellery on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  12. ^ King Abdullah University Hospital on Acciona Website Archived 2 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Alqueva dam on Structurae database" (in German). En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "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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