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+100 years building history

Amongst the many projects carried out by the OHL Group over more than one hundred years of history are certain emblematic works in terms of size, complexity, technical innovation or social scope. This section gathers a non-exhaustive catalogue of some of these activities.


Puente Fernández Casado and Northern Toll Road

OHL is committed to innovation by promoting the development of technology.  Thus, in Mexico, Northern Toll Road has the pioneer seismic monitoring system of its type on a global scale, intelligent payment systems (free-flow arches), the use of photovoltaic energy and LED technology. In Spain, OHL has built the first concrete suspension bridges such as the Fernández Casado bridge over the Barrios de Luna reservoir (León), the world-record concrete suspension bridge in its day.


The Hospital Universitario La Paz and South Miami Hospital

OHL Group is a pioneer in healthcare construction. Since 1930, OHL Group has executed more than 150 new construction hospitals, representing over 6 million square meters in construction more than 60,000 beds to-date. The company has constructed similar healthcare projects in countries around the world, including Spain, Portugal, Iraq, Costa Rica, U.S.A., Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile and Canada.


Navigation Pavilion at Expo 92 and the Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2000

The Navigation Pavilion was built by OHL for Expo92, held in Seville. In addition, Germany inaugurated the new century with a Universal Exhibition under the motto "Man, nature and technology, origin of a new world". OHL built the pavilion that represented Spain in Expo 2000 in Hannover.


Chamartín-Fuencarral tunnel (Spain) and AirportLink (USA)

In the 1960s the Madrid subway network was expanded, and OHL was involved in the construction of the Chamartín-Fuencarral tunnel (1967). To the right, image of AirportLink. In 2012, OHL was carrying out the first phase of the Miami subway expansion project through the new Orange Line. This is the first construction project in the railway sector that a Spanish company has been awarded in the United States. 


The Alcántara Dock and the Western Pier in the Santos Port (Lisbon)

The Alcántara Dock and the Western Pier in the Santos Port (Lisbon), were the first awards obtained by Obrascon. They were awarded in March, 1912 and completed in 1915, respectively.