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Postal address Headquarters:
Benaque, 9
E-29004 Málaga. Spain
Telephone +34 952 23 08 42 Fax +34 952 23 12 14 E-mail Web
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Management team

Chief Executive Officer: Luis Jiménez Redondo. National Offices Manager: Francisco Ureña. International and Civil Engineering Manager: Agustín Bonillo García. R&D Manager: Noemi Jiménez Redondo. Building Engineering Manager: José Moriana Pericet. Construction Materials Laboratory Manager: Manuel Salas Casanova. Geotechnics Manager: Isidro Ocete Ruiz. Health&Safety Manager: Cristina Cobalea Medina. Chief Financial Officer and IT Manager: Andrés Céspedes Ortega.


Main products and services

Centro de Estudios de Materiales y Control de Obra, S.A. (CEMOSA) is an engineering consultancy and quality control company in the field of construction. The main business areas are: Transport Infrastructures (railways, roads and airports), Building, Hydraulics Structures, Materials Quality Control, Geothecnics, Certification, Health and Safety Coordination and R&D. The services offered in the field of Railway Infrastructures are: feasibility studies, geotechnical studies, detailed designs, Project Management, work direction, topography, material quality control, technical and environmental site supervision, testing facilities, pathology studies, Health&Safety coordination, and R&D.


Top products: ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING: 1. Maintenance-Oriented Decision-Support tools for earthworks in railway infrastructures. 2. ICONYC – Integration of BIM methodology and technology into quality control and geotechnical characterization


Activity Engineering and Consulting

Activities by year

Activities in 2019 in railways: Some of the main and most representative railway activities during 2018 and previous years are listed as follows.

Railway infrastructure design: *Removal of level crossings on the Córdoba - Málaga line (ADIF) *Revision, adaptation and construction project for pedestrian and vehicles bridge on the Madrid-Sevilla line at m.t. de Lora del Río (ADIF) *Consultancy services for the project of the suppression of the pedestrian level crossings of Camí de Ca na Dolça in Verge de Lluc (Palma) and Sa Farinera (Marratxi) of the Mallorca railway service network *Renovation of the track at Aboño station, Port of Gijón *Drafting of projects for the removal of level crossings on line of the conventional network in Orense-Monforte-Lugo (ADIF) *Project for the removal of level crossings on the La Encina-Valencialine (Benifaió,Valencia) *Due Diligence for light rail in Barranquilla (Colombia) *Feasibility study for railway access to Container area in the Port of Buenaventura (Colombia) *Consulting services to carry out the process of due diligence, intervention plans and integral structuration: technical (including designing), financial and legal of the central transport terminal, commuting stations and massive transport system APM, which includes passenger stations, approximately 19 km in the municipiality of Rionegro (Colombia) *Metro stations at Line 17 (Sao Paulo, Brazil): Congonhas and Campo Belo, *Railway stations at CPTM Line 13 (Sao Paulo, Brazil): Airport station, CECAP and Eng. Goulart. *Morro da Suade tunnel at coastal recovery Project for Olimpic Games (Prefeitura de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Site supervision, Health, and Safety Coordination in railway works: *Quality and Healthy&Safety audit of platform construction works at high-speed line Bobadilla-Granada (Andalusia, Spain) *Civil works, acoustic attenuation, and drainage repair at high-speed line León-Asturias (Variante de Pajares) (Spain).

Quality Control for railway infrastructure: *Material quality control of Line 1 of Metro de Ciudad de Panamá (Panama) *Material quality control of Lines 1 and 2 of Metro de Málaga (Spain) *Material quality control of track construction of High Speed Train in the North corridor (Spain)


Activities in 2019 in other fields of transport engineering: Some activities in other transport engineering fields are listed as follows.

Airports: *Masterplans for Pacifico area (Colombia) *Field flight Anadarko Moçambique Area 1 Monzanbique Lng (Mozambique) *Design Widening Taxiway echo. International Airport Sangsters – Montego Bay (Jamaica) *Designing of the different actions (flight fields, control tower, SEI, urbanisation and accesses, water networks, automatic system for baggage) in the International Airport of Palmerola (Honduras) *Design of the terminal building and taxiway extension at International Airport “El Dorado” (Bogotá, Colombia) *Contract for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the infrastructure of the International Airport Rafael Núñez, Cartagena (Colombia) *Supervision and conditioning of the gates h-6, h-7, and h-8 in the airport of Palma de Mallorca (Spain) *Extension of the terminal building of the Sevilla Airport *Supervision of the conditioning works in the platform. Phase II – Airport of Lanzarote (Spain)

Roads: *Urbanisation project for the infrastructure improvement plan for the Torreblanca del Sol urbanisation (Fuengirola) *Expansion and extension of Calle Golondrinas including a 330 m bridge in Fuengirola (Málaga) *Study and design of the section of the road to Nanzal and of the vehicular and pedestrian bridge over the river Chame, Chame District (Panama) *Consultancy for feasibility studies, Integral structuring and strategy for the construction and promotion of a specialized logistic infrastructure (ILE) or logistic platform within the northeastern expansion zone of the city of Buenaventura (Colombia) *Design and construction for the upgrading of the roads of the Mesa district, Veraguas (Panama).*Works supervision at Highway SE-40, South Urban Ring Road of Coria del Rio - Almensilla (Seville, Spain) *Works supervision at Castilblanco viaduct over García Sola reservoir, road CN-502 Avila-Córdoba (Badajoz, Spain) *Road intervention program for the equity Invias (Colombia) *Works supervision at K15 road from Tierralta to San Pedro de Uraba (Colombia) *Technical and administrative supervision of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Cambao-Manizales (Colombia) *Consultancy services for the elaboration of the feasibility study of the roads: Phalodi–Nagour, Beawar–Gulabpura, Beawar–Pisangan, Arai–Sarwar, Kuchaman-Renwal–Kishangarh, Talanpur - Dhanapa -Kawaspura (India)


Innovations in the field of railways in 2019: CEMOSA is an Associated Member of Shift2Rail initiative which is a Joint Undertaking into the Horizon 2020 research programme of the European Commission, within the Smart DeMain (Smart DEsign and MAINtenance for the railway of tomorrow) consortium, leaded by Strukton Rail. CEMOSA’s participation in Shift2Rail is the outcome of the strategic commitment of the company with Research and Development activities in the field of railway infrastructures. Being a member of Shift2Rail ensures CEMOSA’s enrolment in international research projects dealing with railway infrastructures as far as 2024 and consolidates the company long term strategic railway research agenda.

Within the Shift2Rail Initiative, CEMOSA takes part in four projects. In the project “Research into enhanced tracks, switches and structures” (IN2TRACK and IN2TRACK2), CEMOSA develops models and desig tools for the validation of the new components in the track and the development of dynamic behaviour models for bridges in order to analyse the performance of the structure. CEMOSA also develops new environmentally sustainable support layers for ballastless tracks, underwater auscultation equipment for bridge pile inspections and structural analysis under a probabilistic approach. Moreover, CEMOSA participates in the projects IN2SMART e IN2SMART2: “Intelligent Innovative Smart Maintenance of Assets by integrated Technologies”, where it collaborates in the design of advanced algorithms for the detection of failure and the assessment of degradation in railway components using data analytics techniques. CEMOSA also leads the conception and design of a general framework for decision support tools in railway maintenance and intervention actions planning.

Moreover, CEMOSA participates as a partner in the H2020 project "FORESEE: Future proofing strategies for resilient transport networks against extreme events" where it develops novel methodologies using data analytics techniques for sustainable drainage systems in linear infrastructures. CEMOSA also works in the development of a procedure for seismic analysis and micro-zoning in structures, as well as in the development of resilient design and maintenance plans in linear infrastructures.

CEMOSA was the technical and administrative manager of the research project “INFRALERT: Linear Infrastructure Efficiency Improvement by Automated Learning and Optimised Predictive Maintenance Techniques”, coordinated by the German research institute Fraunhofer under the Horizon 2020 research programme of the European Union. As well as the technical project supervision, CEMOSA led the activities dealing with the definition of technical and functional requirements of the INFRALERT software platform, reliability, and cost analysis (RAMS&LCC), and dissemination and exploitation of research results. Furthermore, it participated in the demonstration of project results within the road network in Portugal and a rail corridor at Sweden, leading the assessment of selected KPIs before and after the implementation of the eIMS system that was developed during the project. This evaluation carried out by CEMOSA was crucial for the homogeneity of all the results planned in the project.

At a national level, CEMOSA coordinates the project “ROBOTRACK: Automation of installation systems for a new concept of low-weight slab track” co-funded by the RETOS-COLABORACION programme (Government of Spain). In this project, CEMOSA participates in the design of supporting layers based on recycled materials, the reliability and costs (RAMS&LCC) analysis of the new slab track solution and in the definition of the construction methods. CEMOSA also participates in the project "RESILTRACK: Resilience of railway infrastructures to Climate Change" of CDTI's CIEN programme in which hybrid algorithms are designed for the analysis of the structural health of railway viaducts, their implementation and integration into the BIM environment.

Furthermore, CEMOSA is the coordinator of the project “KAMIC: Desarrollo de un Kit Autoinstalable de Monitorización Estructural de Infraestructuras Críticas” funded by program RETOS-COLABORACION 2016 (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain) at which, CEMOSA takes part in the development of strategies for the monitoring of critical infrastructures as well as the development of algorithms for the assessment of the structural state, and finally the demonstration of the system developed. 

CEMOSA also participates in the project “DREAM: Drones to increase efficiency, safety and protection of the environment in maintenance of infrastructures”, funded by CDTI and ERDF.


Innovations in other fields in 2019: In the Energy Efficient Buildings research area, CEMOSA coordinates 2 projects: the eTeacher H2020 project on promoting and changing the behaviour of energy users in buildings and the ebalance-plus H2020 project on increasing the energy flexibility of distribution grids.

Finally, in the field of roads, CEMOSA participates in the research project “REPARA 2.0: Advanced and sustainable developments for efficient road pavement rehabilitation techniques”, funded by the CIEN programme (Government of Spain). Within this project, CEMOSA designs new cold asphalt pavements with 100% of RAP, further develops the high performance pavement auscultation system patented by CEMOSA because of a former project, and develops a software tool for the calculation of asphalt pavements taking in to account the new materials and construction methods developed within this project and cutting-edge mechanical models. In addition, CEMOSA takes part in the project “INFRA_ADAPT: Tecnologías BIM para la gestión predictiva de infraestructuras viarias vulnerables a los efectos del cambio climático”, funded by CDTI and ERDF, in which it will be developed a BIM standard and action handbook oriented to increase the capacity of drainage in road along with the methodologies and algorithms for evaluation of the parameters RAMS and LCC in the infrastructure.

Areas Spain (13 national offices), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Perú and Portugal.

Certifications Quality Management Systems, according to UNE EN ISO 9001:2015.
Environmental Management Systems, according to UNE EN ISO 14001:2015.
System Management of Health and Safety at Work, according to ISO 45001:2018.
R&D&i Management System, according to CEN/TS 16555-1:2013 and UNE 166002:2014.
Notified Body (no. 1377) by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and is accredited by ENAC for CE marking of more than 100 Construction products (no. OC-P/141) under the EC Directive 89/106/EEC. Moreover, CEMOSA laboratories belongs to the General Register of Quality Control Testing Laboratories in the fields of Buildings and Civil Engineering according to the national regulation RD 410/2010.

Turnover 29 million Euros
No. of employees 480
R&D Investment ~1.400.000 euros
Activities Engineering and consulting, Others.
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