Steel structures manufacturing

In its four decades of experience in the sector, Abengoa has manufactured more than 1.5 million tons of metallic structures, both for its own projects and for third parties, all over the world. Therefore Abengoa offers an integrated service, covering the entire value chain, from engineering to manufacturing, including full-scale load testing of steel structures.

The Transmission and Infrastructure vertical has a factory, located in Utrera (Spain), with a production capacity of 50,000 tons per year of metallic structures, all of them manufactured with high quality standards, as required by first level electric companies. Our staff has an excellent structural engineering capacity, which provides an additional value for solving problems and optimizing designs (some of them owned under patent).

Abengoa is a global benchmark in the manufacturing of metallic structures for solarthermal energy projects, having the largest number of tons manufactured and supplied in the world (supply of parabolic trough collectors and heliostats for the installation of up to 2 GW of power, being 5 GW the total capacity installed in the world). We have own designs of parabolic trough trackers patented by Abengoa that are currently in operation in several continents.

Capacities:

  • Manufacturing of metallic structures for transmission lines, substations, solar thermal and photovoltaic plants, wind and telecommunications towers.
  • Real-scale testing station.
  • Structural engineering.

Real-scale testing station:

In the test station located in the factory of Spain, towers up to 72 meters high can be tested by applying loads equal to those that will be loaded once in service in its real location once installed:

  • With design capacity and load test at a real scale.
  • Maximum tower width to test: 18.5 x 18.5 m.
  • Maximum height of the tower to be tested: 72 m.
  • Maximum uplift per leg: 750 Ton.
  • Overturning moment capacity: 12,000 Ton x m.

            

Main references:

For solar projects:

ProjectPowerTechnologyLocationPropertySituation

Cerro Dominador

110 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

Chile EIG Energy Partners Under Construction

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Phase IV)

600 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

United Arab Emirates Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Under Construction

Ashalim

110 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

Israel The State of Israel Completed in 2018

Khi Solar One

50 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

South Africa Khi Solar One Pty. Ltd Completed in 2016

Kaxu Solar One

100 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

South Africa Atlantica Yield Completed in 2015

Mojave Solar

280 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

United States of America Atlantica Yield Completed in 2015

Shams

100 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

United Arab Emirates

Masdar Total

Completed in 2013

Solaben

200 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

Spain Atlantica Yield Completed in 2013

Solnovas

150 MW

Parabolic trough collector solar thermal plant

Spain Atlantica Yield Completed in 2010


For high voltage transmission lines:

ProjectVoltageWeightLocationClientSituation

Framework contract of transmission towers and other projects

110-220 and 400 kV 2,000 ton Ireland ESB In progress

Framework contract of transmission towers and other projects

400/220 kV 28,900 ton Spain REE In progress

Replacement of towers Laayoune

220 kV

609 ton

Morocco Clemessy Maroc Completed in 2018

400kV Medupi-Borutho transmission line

400 kV 1,770 ton South Africa Eskon Completed in 2017

Alytus District- Litgrid transmission line

330 kV 3,780 ton Lithuania A.Zilinskio ir ko UAB Completed in 2017

Bourdim – Jerada transmission line

400 kV 12,000 ton Morocco Inabensa Maroc Completed in 2016

Transmission line for the High Speed Train Valladolid - Leon - Burgos

400 kV 1,040 ton Spain

Siemens – Telice

Completed in 2015

La Huexca – Yautepec line in project 264 DC Center for CFE

400 kV 1,485 ton Mexico Abemex (CFE) Completed in 2012


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