Spain encompasses all activities involved in the nuclear cycle which, due to their specialisation, are known throughout the EU, China, India, South Africa and the US. The country's nuclear electricity production now represents 30% of its emission-free electricity.Read article
As part of its search for new ways of managing computing resources, the Spanish administration has opted to store its growing volume of data in the cloud. These pioneering projects are partly a response to the need to make communication systems more agile, and partly to improve cost efficiency and save on staff and resources. Here, we take a closer look at these successful experiences in the cloud.
An automobile can operate on the trash we produce. That is a milestone that Abengoa accomplished with its proprietary W2B (‘waste to biofuel’) technology. The first plant in the world to extract biofuel from second generation municipal solid waste has just been launched in Spain.
ArcelorMittal , a company in northern Spain (Gijon) manufacturers rails for high-speed-rail that make it possible to connect Madrid to Barcelona in just over two hours (the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco). Their head-hardened heavy haul rail is also a milestone.
Since their launch in March 2006, 38 million digital ID cards have been issued in Spain. They represent the new generation of ID documents, which also fulfil the traditional function of accreditation, offering citizens new electronic signature applications to perform secure procedures involving administration agencies, organisations and private companies. A veritable “master key” that unlocks a vast spectrum of 21st century services.
Investing millions, committing to RDI, and adopting an internationally acclaimed legal framework, the ROM program has positioned Spanish port engineering at the forefront of the industry worldwide. Patents, unique measurement systems and innovative construction applications reinforce the excellent reputation of our infrastructures, which today are in ports across five continents.
Spain is engaged in a major deployment of Smart Grids (intelligent electricity networks) in active partnership with leading operators (Iberdrola, Gas Natural Fenosa, Endesa, Red Eléctrica de España, etc) and top electrical capital goods manufacturers.
Over 650 million financial cards with EMV chip, 10% of the worldwide total, incorporate Advantis, Spanish software marketed by ServiRed and leader in both Spain and Latin America. It is a solution that prevents falsification, ensures multi-applicability and allows the issuing bank to change chip manufacturer at any time smoothly and seamlessly. Below we have summarised the features of this and other technological tools that respond to the needs of the financial world.
Innovation, international expansion and experience in executing turnkey projects anywhere in the world are the backbone of SICE, a multidisciplinary Spanish company that bases its success on knowing how to respond technologically to the ups and downs of a constantly changing world.
The Spanish firm Elecnor has developed Europe´s first privately funded earth observation satellite, which participates in projects that raise the company to the highest level in the field of information technology.
Thanks to Torresol Energy, a company owned by Sener Grupo de Ingenieria and MASDAR, concentrated solar power has become a viable alternative. The company´s partnership with the sun has enabled it, as of now, to operate three solar thermal plants in southern Spain and develop projects in Abu Dhabi and the United States.
“Building the world´s largest canal is quite a challenge”. Juan Pous de la Flor, director of Innovation at Grupo Sacyr, makes it clear that the construction company´s landmark project is the work it is doing to expand the Panama Canal. “Perhaps it is the most admired civil engineering job in the world” he says.
Spain is in a position of global leadership in the renewable energies sector and has made an enormous effort in R&D+i. Spain is in the top places both in solar energy and in wind energy.