OHLA presents its innovations at the Seventh Civil Engineering Week in Madrid

March 3, 2023

The Madrid Civil Engineering Week is being held from March 3 to 10 under the slogan ‘The engineering that unites us’. Promoted by the Madrid Branch of the Association of Civil Engineers, this initiative has the participation of leading companies in the infrastructure sector, including OHLA, with the aim of bringing citizens closer to the engineering work and its positive impact on the progress and welfare of society.

OHLA will show its innovative character in the port field through a Cubipod model made with real test pieces. The company will also present the Lund-Arlöv initiative, carried out in Sweden and considered one of the most innovative railway digitalization projects in Europe.

Punta Langosteira, Port of A Coruña. Spain.

Cubipod: an innovative and sustainable solution for mound breakwaters

OHLA, through its subsidiary SATO, has a reference position in the field of maritime infrastructures and almost a century of experience. In this context, the company has developed Cubipod in collaboration with the University of Valencia with the aim of limiting the impact of water on mound breakwaters and to protect riverbanks.

Cubipod allows a significant reduction in costs while its manufacture results in considerable energy savings, with lower environmental impact and GHG emissions. In Spain, this innovation, which has been recognized for its outstanding achievements, has been applied in projects such as the La Esfinge secondary breakwater, in the Port of Las Palmas; the west breakwater of the Outer Port of A Coruña; or the San Andrés breakwater, in the Port of Malaga. The export license has allowed its use in the west dock of the port of Hanstholm in Denmark, in the Bay d’Alger Marina in Algeria, and in the expansion of the fishing port of Elmina in Ghana.

Lund-Arlöv, one of Europe’s leading rail projects

OHLA is one of the companies participating in the Lund-Arlöv transport infrastructure initiative in Sweden, where it has carried out one of Europe’s most advanced rail project management digitization projects.

The project, an innovative example of the combined use of BIM methodology, geographic information systems (GIS) and drones, is aimed at improving one of Sweden’s busiest rail routes, with a daily traffic of 450 trains and approximately 60,000 passengers. Upon completion of the works, this capacity will be increased to 650 trains and 80,000 passengers per day.

Lund-Arlöv railway project, Sweden.