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Postal address CIL Torrecuéllar
Ctra. de la Esclusa, s/n
Polígono Industrial Torrecuéllar
E-41011 Sevilla. Spain
Company data

Abengoa has over 70 years of experience in engineering, construction and maintenance of infrastructure in the energy, industry, environment, transport and communications sectors, covering the development of transmission and distribution lines, railway electrification, installations and infrastructures for all types of plants and buildings, as well as electrical and electronic ancillary manufacturing and metal structures.

Management team

Chairman of Abengoa: Gonzalo Urquijo Fernández de Araoz. General Director of Abengoa: Joaquín Fernández de Piérola. General Director of the Transmission & Infrastructure vertical of Abengoa: Gonzalo Gómez García. Head of T&I Business Development: Pablo Infante Cossío. Head of T&I Railway division: Raúl Santiago Pérez. Head of T&I Railway Engineering: Juan Carlos Cortés Rengel

Main products and services

Engineering, construction and industrial maintenance of infrastructure in the energy, industry, environment, transport and communications sectors: transmission and distribution lines, railway electrification, installations and infrastructures for all types of plants and buildings, electrical and electronic ancillary manufacturing and metal structures.


Top products: ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING: 1. Abengoa Railway Engineering. 2. Abengoa railway simulation studies


Activity Infrastructure Construction, Mechanical Construction, Electrification, Electronics, Auxiliary Electrical Equipment, Auxiliary Mechanical Equipment, Traction, Brakes, Engineering and Consulting, Maintenance, Signalling, Telecommunication.
Activities by year

Activities in 2019: Activities in railway infrastructure during 2019:

In Spain, Abengoa continued to work with its client Adif for the maintenance of the Antequera-Granada, Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona-French border, Madrid-Alicante, Madrid-Córdoba-Málaga-Seville, Madrid-Toledo and Madrid-Valladolid high-speed lines. On the other hand, work continues on the electrification of the Madrid-Levante high-speed line, on the stretch to Murcia, and on the installation and maintenance of the protection, security and telecommunications systems in the Pajares tunnel.

In the United Kingdom, and within the multi-year contract for railway modernization in the Great Western and Anglia regions, the T&I vertical reached a very important milestone when the electrification between London and Cardiff was successfully completed. It will increase rail traffic between both cities significantly.

In France, work on traction substations for the French railway operator was continued.

In Lithuania, the company signed a contract for the electrification of the Vilnius-Klaipeda railway corridor, which includes the electrification of more than 730 km and the connection of the country from east to west. This project will allow the circulation of electric trains from the border with Belarus to the port of Klaipeda, one of the main points of circulations of goods in the Baltic countries and a key strategic objective for the development of the railway sector in Lithuania. Large socioeconomic benefits are anticipated by reducing pollution by eliminating existing diesel locomotives.

In Saudi Arabia, the electrification work on the high-speed train that unites the cities Mecca and Medina, and which is already in operation in restricted operation, were completed. The commercial pre-operation and maintenance works has also begun.



Innovations in 2019: Abengoa has continued its work on numerous innovation projects in the railway area during 2019. Below, we detail some of them.

The Railway Innovation Hub

Since 2016 Abengoa participates in this railway cluster based in Malaga, currently serving as vice president and of which it was a founding company. The Railway Innovation Hub aims to become a benchmark for railway innovation both nationally and internationally by support to the sector. The Railway Innovation Hub already has more than 90 associates.

An example of the most significant projects in which the partners of the Railway Innovation Hub are currently working, we can highlight projects to improve the accessibility and inclusivity of stations for people with some type of disability, by the development of robots, guidance systems and user help avatars. In addition to this, work is currently underway on projects for the intermodality of parcels between railway transport sectors and the use of existing infrastructure and services, or even projects for the implementation and standardization of the BIM methodology in the railway sector, or projects for the standardization of Hyperloop systems, which has already been presented as a unified proposal to the European Union.

Rail Breakage Project

Abengoa continues to innovate in the railway sector with projects such as Rail Breakage for the detection of breaks in the railways in real time.

It is a system of detection of breaks in railway lanes that works in real time on high-speed lines, designed and implemented by Abengoa. The company continues to carry out tests and trials with the system while negotiating its possible commercialization with Adif.

BIM tool development for railway environments

Currently, the BIM tool is still under development. This tool aims to automatically rethink catenaries and substations, as well as modeling systems in a fully integrable way in a workflow.

All of the above will allow obtaining a 3D vision of the railway project in addition to obtaining cross sections per pole, extracting measurements of the materials to be used in the project and automatically generating stakeout notebooks.

In other words, the BIM tool aims to integrate all the information from a railway project into the same digital model to facilitate its development. This software is expected to be ready in 2021.

Alis Project

This project consists of a comprehensive simulation tool for electrification, safety and energy efficiency systems in railway systems.

The tool is currently in the commercialization phase, which gives Abengoa a great competitive advantage in the international railway market, allowing intelligent designs of railway electrification systems on a mechanical and electrical level. In addition, it will substantially improve the study of the safety of both facilities and workers and travelers, optimizing the design and execution processes of railway infrastructures.

Abengoa is currently developing traction and power demand simulations for the Mecca-Medina project, as well as Pantograph-Catenary interaction simulations for clients such as NetworkRail, or even efficient running simulations for the Granada Metro, among other works.

Areas Spain, United Kingdom, France, Lithuania, Denmark, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Certifications Quality and Environment:
(i) Quality: ISO 9001 certification, and according to Pecal / AQAP for the defense sector for more than 20 years. Certificate of conformity of factory production control for the execution of steel structures (CE Certificate)
(ii) Health and Safety: Oshas 18001 certification for more than 10 years.
(iii) Environment: ISO 14001 certification for more than 10 years.

Sales 1,493 million Euros (Abengoa, as of December 31st, 2019)
Ebitda 300 million Euros (Abengoa, as of December 31st, 2019)
No. of employees 14,025 (Abengoa, as of December 31st, 2019)
R&D Investment 1,597 (thousand euros) (Abengoa, as of December 31st, 2019).
Activities Infraestructure, Mechanical construction, Electrification, Auxiliary electric equipment, Auxiliary mechanical equipment, Engineering and consulting, Maintenance, Others, Signalling, Telecommunication, Business associations.
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