The new year is beginning and it is time to take stock of the one we leave behind. Eiffage Energía has fulfilled all its commitments. It was a very important year for Eiffage Energía, which began with the inauguration of its new headquarters. In which a total of 1,012 MW of photovoltaic energy and 250 MW of wind energy were installed through projects in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Senegal and Belgium. Figures that make it one of the companies that has built the most renewable facilities in Spain. Thus, Eiffage Energía fulfilled 100% of its commitments, connecting all renewable energy projects on schedule. Renewable energies are one of the mainstays of the company, a sector in which it has been working for 20 years. Eiffage Energía is responsible for nearly 80% of the Eiffage Group’s renewables activity worldwide, avoiding the emission of more than 10 million tonnes of CO2 per year into the atmosphere. The largest projects commissioned in 2019 include the Huatacondo solar plant “S4 Solar”, one of the most important solar projects in Chile, with 103 MW, and the first wind farm in Senegal, a milestone for renewable energy in the region which joins other Eiffage Energía Group projects on the African continent. Eiffage Energia also built, together with Schneider Electric France, the Paradise Park plant in Jamaica, which was connected to the grid in 2019, providing the Jamaican market with the most competitive electricity in its history.
Eiffage Energía Group subsidiaries and key figures
In addition to its international subsidiaries in Chile, Jamaica, Peru and Mexico, where there is huge potential with major projects expected over the next few years, Eiffage Energía has four subsidiaries in Spain: Conscytec, EDS, Inelbo and the recently acquired Electromedical. In general terms, the Eiffage Energía’s numbers speak for themselves with respect to the growth of this company in all its business lines over the last year: more than 600 million euros and 3,550 employees.
Lines of business
The areas of Comprehensive Maintenance and Electromedicine, with a turnover of nearly 45 million euros and almost 1,000 employees, for example, are worth noting. Electromedicine is one of the latest lines of business of Eiffage Energía, which in 2018 acquired Electromedical, a company authorised by the Nuclear Safety Council for the sale and technical assistance of X-Ray equipment for medical diagnostic use. Other noteworthy achievements include new contracts awarded by the Conscytec construction subsidiary for the Puy Du Fou theme park in Toledo, the Garbera shopping centre in San Sebastián and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, together with Eiffage Metal-France. It is also worth highlighting the significant increase in turnover of the High Voltage department, which commissioned 15 new electrical substations in 2019, in EPC mode, for supplies of renewables plants, with a 110% increase over the previous year’s turnover and more than four times that of 2017. The area of Operation and Maintenance is working on more than 400 substations and more than 3,000 kilometres of high-voltage lines, in addition to acting on more than 1.5 GW in renewable energies.
Low occupational accident rates
Occupational health and safety is a cornerstone of Eiffage Energía, as evidenced by its low occupational accident rates: since 2010 and up to the end of 2019, the Frequency Index, which is the number of accident-related leaves of absence per million hours worked, has decreased by 90.03%. And the Severity Index, which indicates the number of days lost per thousand hours of risk exposure, has been reduced by 68.85% over the same period.
Commitment to quality, the environment and R&D+i
In 2019, Eiffage Energía received new quality and environmental certificates from AENOR in the areas of Electromedical Devices and Comprehensive Maintenance, once again obtaining formal public recognition of its ability to provide comprehensive maintenance services and maintenance of electromedical devices in healthcare centres. In addition, 2019 saw the start of a project called “SecondArms”, with CDTi grants, consisting of the design and implementation of robotic arms to assist in maintenance tasks, as well as the implementation of support for this work through the introduction of augmented reality techniques. An advance in the area of R&D+i that takes its place alongside the initiatives already being developed in this area. News in the media: Albacete Capital EcoNews Renewable Energies Energética XXI