Acciona Canada

Acciona celebrates 20 years in Canada

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Over the past 20 years, Acciona has delivered critical infrastructure projects throughout Canada, from highways and bridges to hospitals and windfarms.

Since being awarded the Deep Lake Water Cooling project in Toronto in 2001, Acciona has grown to more than 2,000 employees, and has delivered signature infrastructure projects across Canada, including the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, the A-30 Express in Montreal, the Lameque Wind Farm and the Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton.

Acciona continues to grow, and is now building iconic projects including Vancouver’s Broadway Subway Extension, the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Pattullo Bridge and the Site C Clean Energy Project.

Acciona has delivered modern infrastructure solutions that advanced sustainability and innovation, eased congestion, reduced reliance on fossil fuels, or improved mobility and transportation.

Acciona’s arrival in Canada two decades ago was driven by two factors.

“Canada was an early adopter of the P3 model, and Acciona had already established a global success in that domain prior to establishing in Canada,” said Carlos Planelles, managing director of Acciona North America. “Canada shares a commitment to sustainability, which is central to the nation’s identity and matched Acciona’s DNA.”

Planelles said Acciona’s success is built on a blend of global excellence and local expertise.

“Delivering safe, modern infrastructure requires a team with diverse skills and backgrounds.  We bring talent to deliver projects more efficiently.  We are also committed to increasing the number of women in our workforce and having teams that reflect the diversity of the communities in which we work – that diversity is our strength. It brings innovation and leads to stronger execution,” he said.

“We are delivering projects that drive economic development. They attract a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, which makes Canada even stronger. We are proud to be a part of delivering infrastructure projects built by Canadians for Canadians”.

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