Innovative worksite processes and construction solutions
OHL’s capacity to develop innovative construction solutions and processes at its worksites is demonstrated by many examples in a wide range of areas. These include:
In the area of industrial energy, OHL contributed important innovations in projects such as Puerto Errado 2 (Murcia, Spain), the world’s first solar-thermal plant in commercial operation, built with direct steam generation technology (Linear Fresnel) or in Ence -Huelva (Spain), Spain’s largest biomass power plant.
To complement this innovative activity in projects, OHL develops R&D projects that are aimed at improving construction processes. A good example is Built2Spec (Built to Specifications: Self-Inspection, 3D Modelling, Management and Quality-Check Tools for the 21st Century Construction Worksite), an initiative promoted by 20 partners from eight European countries and co-financed by the European Commission through the H2020 program, executed in the period 2015-2018 (www.built2spec-project.eu).
OHL was the only Spanish company selected to participate in this project, whose objective was to reduce the cost and complexity of the quality controls of construction processes, taking advantage of digital technologies, new sensors and the use of portable devices at worksites.
System for the rehabilitation of support devices on the Arcos de Alconétar viaduct (Spain) and folding rib system for the construction of line 3 of the Light Rail of Guadalajara (Mexico), both developed by OHL.