ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction Large Enterprise constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It is part of ACCIONA Group, which business lines are Construction, Energy, Water, Real Estate, Urban-Environmental Services, Logistics and Transport. ACCIONA uses cutting-edge technology to develop and apply the most advanced materials, components, systems and solutions for sustainability. ACCIONA has its own R&D Technological Centre in Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary and international team of about 150 highly qualified researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Main research areas are Nanotechnology, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies. It has laboratories of nanotechnology and advanced materials, RES and HVAC integration in buildings, ICT and augmented reality, chemistry analysis as well as workshops for prototyping construction. ACCIONA Infraestructuras has a wide experience in R&D projects both national and European, even international projects beyond Europe.
Relevant Expertise for the project:
ACCIONA Infrastructure is part of a company with a wide variety of global business (www.acciona.com), management decided to promote collaboration between the different lines of business. This is thought to be the technology center for R&D and personnel of the plant where the pultrusion process is carried out jointly evaluate the efficiency and the current state of development of the whole process. Currently the plant is only serving one of the branches of the company but is expected from now to offer a wider service.
Role in the project:
ACCIONA Infraestructuras will assume a dual role within Mantis project, both as a provider of a use case, and as a technical developer of monitoring solutions specifically customised for the needs of our use case. The use case proposed is related to the manufacturing process of composite structural elements (profiles) used in advanced civil infrastructures construction such as beams, reinforcement panels, etc. either with carbon or glass fiber. ACCIONA would therefore provide the know-how of the process and the different roles involved (production manager, process engineer, operators, etc), as well as other complementary processes such as personnel planning, inventory control, production parametrisation, and scheduling. We will provide also our premises for performing the validation activities of the use case.