A concession is an instrument for long-term collaboration and association between the government and the private sector in order to execute certain infrastructure projects. By means of a concession, the government grants a right to a private company to design, build, renovate, finance, manage or maintain an infrastructure, and to provide a service for a specific period of time in exchange for a financial consideration provided by the government itself or the end users.
ACCIONA is one of the leading companies in the private development of infrastructures worldwide, both in terms of number of projects and turnover. This company has the accumulated experience of over 40 concessions down through its history, based on a team with a global focus that is fully tuned in to local needs and peculiarities. At present, it manages a portfolio of 25 concessions distributed around Spain, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, and in the sectors of transport infrastructure (roads, railways, ports and irrigation) and social infrastructure (hospitals and universities).
The first hospital contract for our Concessions' division was signed in 2005. Since then, ACCIONA has developed an extensive experience and has managed a total of over 4,000 hospital beds as well as over 950,000 m2 of social infrastructure, including healthcare centres and universities.
Our experience in the execution of road and motorway concessions encompasses over 800 km of road constructed around the world, including countries such as Canada, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Andorra, Australia and New Zealand. These projects include different construction challenges such as important viaducts and tunnels.
ACCIONA's experience in this particular sector includes projects with different types of tolls (conventional tolls, free-flow and shadow toll) and different kinds of risk distribution (with availability payment and demand risk).
ACCIONA has over 150 years’ experience in railway concessions, with 6 projects since its first PPP project in 1861(Compañía del Ferrocarril de Medina a Zamora y de Orense a Vigo). It has managed a total of over 100 km of railway with over 80 million passengers per year.
One of the most noteworthy projects in our portfolio is the Sydney Light Rail, currently in operations and under construction.
This area of activity includes other projects such as the Irrigation Area of the Navarre Canal that covers 26,233 Ha and the Roda de Bará Marina with capacity for 640 berths.