Railway infrastructure subjected to extreme climates
OHL has patented an innovative system of sand barriers developed in collaboration with the University of Seville, which will make it possible to significantly reduce deposits of airborne sand on the railway route in scenarios with extreme climates that are common in desert zones such as the Middle East and Peru.
This technology was developed within the framework of the Arid-Lap R&D&I consortium, co-financed by CDTI in its Interconecta Andalucia 2013 request for tenders, with participation by different companies, including ADIF and Ineco, with OHL as the only construction company. In this R&D&I initiative, in regard to its field, research teams from the universities of Granada, Seville, Almería and the Complutense de Madrid.
The Makkah-Madinah High Speed Line, built by OHL, subject to extreme climate conditions and studied in the Arid-Lap project. Saudi Arabia.