High Gain Antenna Gimbal (HGAG) for the rover Perseverance of the Mars 2020 mission
Over a hundred awards received
Our trajectory is full of ambitious projects, committed to society and driven by a vocation of service. These awards are a valuable recognition of our work over the past decades.
Plaque of Honor in Engineering awarded by the Spanish Association of Scientists.
The Award for Aerospace Technology, awarded by INTA (the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology) in the first year of the awards, in recognition of the work executed by Sener in the field of Aerospace
2003 Award for the Best Company Related to the Shipbuilding Industry, given by the Association of Naval and Oceanographic Engineers of Spain in recognition of the company’s track record, since its foundation, in the shipbuilding industry.
Third Prize in Environmental Innovation in Europe 2003, awarded by the European Association of Environmental Publications, for Sener’s waste oil regeneration process.
Third Millennium Prize for Public Works, awarded to Sener by the Academy of Sciences, Technology, Education and Humanities.
Ist Prize for Innovation in Agricultural Technology (PITA) awarded by the Catalan Government to Tractaments de Juneda, S.A. (TRACJUSA) for its management of pig manure processing operations.
Ingenia Prize 2004, awarded by the Bilbao School of Engineering Foundation to Enrique de Sendagorta, founder of Sener, in recognition of his professional career.
CEAS Award 2004, given by the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) to Álvaro Azcárraga, now a SENER consultant but at the time Director of Sener’s Aerospace and Systems Department, in recognition of his professional career.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Innovation 2006, given by Ernst&Young, in collaboration with IESE Business School, the Vocento Group and Fortis, to Jorge Sendagorta, President of Sener.
The Made in Euskadi Prize 2006 awarded by the Basque Business and Communication Foundation to SENER in recognition of the company’s work on the international market over its 50-year history.
Best of European Business 2007, in the Growth (Medium-Sized Enterprises) category, awarded by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and supported by the TV channel CNN with the collaboration of IESE Business School, in recognition of companies that have helped to further European competitiveness in accordance with the Lisbon Agenda.
Prince Philip of Spain Award for Business Excellence, in the category of Technological Innovation for Large Companies, awarded by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce.
Revit BIM Experience award given by Autodesk in recognition of the good use of the Revit Architecture solution for BIM, as well as other BIM solutions such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk Inventor. The award recognizes the perfect integration of the Revit Structure solution, as well as the use of Autodesk 3ds Max for visualization.
Energy Global Award for Energy Efficiency given to the Andasol Project. These awards honor environmental initiatives and programs that boost energy efficiency on a local level.
Light Rail Award 2008-Best New System, awarded by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) to the Oporto subway project. The selection criteria of these awards are based on the project’s innovation, concept and design, excellence of execution and its positive and noticeable impact on the people’s everyday lives.
The Miguel Pardo Prize 2009 in the Technology and Innovation category awarded by the Spanish Maritime Cluster (CME).
Prize for the Best Public Work awarded by the College of Civil Engineers for the Sol Station Project
Prize for Innovation awarded by the Spanish College of Naval and Ocean Engineers in the Companies category.
Special mention from the Balearic Islands Port Authority for the proposal presented by Sener in the call for ideas for the maritime station and spatial planning of areas annexed to the Cos Nou at the Port of Maó (Menorca).
‘Deal of the Year 2009’ award in the ‘Clean Technology’ renewable energy category for the funding obtained by Torresol Energy to build the Valle 1 and Valle 2 plants. This award is one of the ‘Project Finance Deal of the Year’ awards given by the Euromoney agency, Europe’s most important awards in the area of structured financing.
Torresol Energy won the CSP Today Award in the ‘Thermosolar Innovation’ category at the first CSP Today Awards.
University of Almeria’s Consejo Social Award for Furthering Public-University Research, awarded to the Gemasolar plant owned by Torresol Energy and developed by Sener, in the category of Honorable Award for Companies and Institutes that have made a special contribution to research conducted with the University of Almeria.
Honorable Mention at the Agustín de Betancourt awards for the Best Work of Civil Engineering, awarded by the Canary Islands division of the College of Civil Engineers, for Lines 1 and 2 of the Tenerife Light Metro, a Sener project.
The COAVN Prize for Architecture 2010 awarded by the Basque-Navarre College of Architects to the San Roque Redevelopment project in the Urban Design and Landscaping category.
Medal of Professional Merit awarded by the College of Civil Engineers to Eduardo Serrano, General Manager of the Sener’s Purchasing and Construction Division.
US CSP Today Award, in the Best Increased Dispatchability Solution, for the molten salts storage system which allows plants with Sener technology to continue to produce power without sun, either at night or during periods of very weak sunlight.
The San Benito de Alcántara Foundation awarded the Puente de Alcántara International Prize to the viaduct over the Contreras Reservoir, which forms part of the contract for planning and technical support to the site management of the Minglanilla – Villargordo del Cabriel section of the Madrid – Castilla La Mancha – Comunidad Valenciana – Murcia region high-speed line provided to Adif by Sener – GESTEC.
The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Bilbao (Spain), through its Corporation Assembly, awarded Sener the ‘Makila of Honor 2010’ for its contribution to the goals that the Chamber works for. Specifically, the Chamber acknowledged Sener’s innovative work in the marine industry and the development of its CAD/CAE/CAM software for the design and construction of ships and marine and oceanographic structures and products, the FORAN System.
The Hemendik prize in the Innovation category, awarded by the Deia newspaper in recognition of Sener’s track record since it was set up in Bilbao in 1956, characterized by the search for efficient and innovative technology solutions.
‘Outstanding Space Endeavours’ Award given by the French Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics for the Herschel and Planck satellites, a Sener project
Plaque of Honor from the Desarrollo y Asistencia Foundation in recognition of Sener’s support and collaboration.
The International Transport Award was awarded by UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, to the Oeste de Pozuelo de Alarcón and Boadilla del Monte Light Railway lines, a Sener project.
National Prize for Achievement in Innovation awarded to Enrique de Sendagorta Aramburu, founder and Honorary President of Sener.
European Business Award for the Environment Basque Section, in the Process for Sustainable Development category, for the Gemasolar project. Prize awarded by Ihobe (a public sector Waste Management Company under the Department for the Environment, Land Planning, Agriculture and Fishing of the Basque Government)
Best Basque Business Leader, awarded to Jorge Sendagorta, President of Sener, by the Basque Business and Society Foundation. This award recognizes his 25 years of leadership, throughout which he has combined ‘tradition and modernity, in other words technology and innovation, while still remaining faithful to the company’s history and providing the diversification and internationalization demanded by an increasingly global economy’.
CSP Today Award for Torresol Energy in the Best Commercialized Technology Innovation in 2011 category
CSP Today Award for Torresol Energy in the Most Effective Project Development 2011 category, for the Gemasolar plant.
CSP Today Award for Sener in the Best Engineering Firm category
CSP Today Award for Sener in the Best Increased Dispatchability Solution category
European Business Awards final prize Sener beat nine prestigious European firms in the Innovation category thanks to its Gemasolar project, the most innovative commercially operative solar plant in the world to date. SENER provided all the technological innovations and all the engineering, as well as leading the construction, set-up and start of commercial operations at the plant.
Jorge Sendagorta, one of the ten finalists for the European CEO’ Award at the European CEO Awards, given by the British association ACE, which is made up of more than 650 companies in the UK’s engineering and consultancy industry.
The ‘Leading to Grow’ prize was awarded to Jorge Sendagorta by the Spanish Federation of Directors and Executives (CEDE), in recognition of Sener’s continuous investment in innovation and development.
US CSP Today Award in the Engineering Firm of the Year category for innovations developed at Gemasolar, the world’s first commercial-scale concentrated solar power plant that uses central tower technology with a molten salt receiver and heat storage system.
Construmat Award in the ‘Civil Engineering’ category awarded by the Institute of Construction Technology of Catalonia to the Levante High-Speed Line in the Embalse de Contreras-Villargordo del Cabriel section in Valencia. In this section of the line, SENER was responsible for planning and managing work on the high-speed platform of the Madrid-Levante line.
NTE-SENER, a Sener Company, was given the Group Achievement Award from the European Space Agency (ESA) for its contribution to the Increment 25 & 26 missions.
European Business Award for the Environment Spanish Section in the Process for Sustainable Development category, for the Gemasolar plant. Prize awarded by Fundación Entorno – BCSD España.
Liquefied Natural Gas Project of the Year awarded by the European Gas Conference to the Gate Terminal regasification plant (Holland)
Best Project of the Year awarded by the European Construction Institute (ECI), one of the most important awards in the European construction industry.
Gate Terminal was a finalist in the Megaproject category of the Project Excellence Awards, organized by the International Project Management Association (IPMA).
Potencia Prize 2012 awarded to Sener in the Tunnels category for the section that links the Sants and La Sagrera high speed rail stations in Barcelona and that runs close to Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
AENOR award for energy efficiency accreditation for Zaragoza Airport, where Sener was responsible for the design and construction of the new terminal building.
Research and Development Prize awarded by the magazine Cambio Financiero in recognition of Sener’s continuous investment in research and development.
Award given to Torresol Energy by CSP Today in the category of Increased Dispatchability Solutions 2012 for innovations to the molten salts storage system at its thermosolar plants.
Silver Bioenergy Award for the company Tracjusa, given by ATEGRUS®, the Technical Association for Waste Management, Urban Sanitation and Environment, in recognition of the technological advances developed by Sener and Tracjusa in the treatment and reduction of pig manure in Juneda (Lérida, Spain).
CSP Today Award for Gemasolar in the ‘Increased Dispatchability Solution’ category.
The European Energy Awards prize for the Engineering Company of the Year, given by The European magazine. These awards recognize Sener’s solutions and products as ‘representing the cutting edge of innovation in a variety of sectors’.
Prize awarded to Sener by the Spanish Maritime Cluster in the Technology and Innovation category, for its work relating to the Spanish maritime industry.
The Veronica Rudge Green Prize from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) for the Oporto Metro project and for excellence in its sustainable urban design. Sener was one of the principal firms in this project, as it was involved in every phase of the network implementation process as the company responsible for technical support in construction and start-up.
The Golden Valve Award given by Intergraph to the Video ‘Simulation of Construction of a Chlorination Unit’, as part of the ‘New units and integration works at the Mexico petrochemical complex’, presented by the Pipes Section of Sener’s Industrial and Marine Division.
Investment of the Year Prize awarded by the Warsaw Business Journal (WBJ) for the opening of the Aerospace Department at Sener’s offices in Warsaw (Poland).
Merit Award in the Large Civil Engineering Projects category, awarded by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) to the Gemasolar project. These awards have honored the best works of engineering in the world over the last 100 years, including Gemasolar, the only Spanish project chosen.
The Association of Female Business Leaders and Executives’ (AED) Business Award for Itziar Urrutia, for her professional career and her work as Director of the Bilbao Division of Sener.
Sener was a finalist at the European Rail Congress Awards in the Large Rail Station of the Year category for the Puerta del Sol intermodal station project in Madrid.
Aixe Getxo! Prize in the Culture of Innovation category This prize is given in recognition of Sener’S continued investment in innovation, to the point of making this value one of the cornerstones of its corporate strategy.
Special Jury’s Prize awarded to Sener at the Capital Awards, which recognize the work of organizations and institutes in fields as diverse as innovation, sustainability, development and culture.
Sener was a finalist for the British Geotechnical Association’s Fleming Award, as part of the consortium that executed the project ‘Barcelona, high speed train: protecting World Heritage Sites’.
The Financial Director of the Sener group in 2014, José Ignacio Morales, was named as one of the 100 best financiers in Spain in the ranking published by Actualidad Económica.
Cerdanyola Business Association’s Projection of the City Award in recognition of Sener’s contribution to the development of Cerdanyola del Vallès.
MC Mutual Antonio Baró Prize for the Prevention of Occupational Hazards, awarded by MC MUTUAL to Sener.
Academiae Dilecta Prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering to Sener, as a Spanish engineering and technology company that is leading the industry and driving the economy.
Prize for the Best Internationalization Strategy awarded by the Spanish logistics weekly El Vigía to Sener, for its increasing level of overseas operations since 1966.
Kingdom of Spain Business Achievement Award, given to Enrique de Sendagorta Aramburu, Honorary President and founder of the engineering and technology group Sener and President of the Sener Foundation by the Association of Business Leaders in Madrid (Círculo de Empresarios), the Economy Society in Catalonia (Cercle d’Economia) and the Association of Basque Business Leaders (Círculo de Empresarios Vascos). Presented by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, this award seeks to honor a lifetime of business achievement, illustrious in its job creation, innovation, internationalization and social cooperation.
The Spanish Institute of Engineering awarded an Honorary Member Medal to Enrique de Sendagorta Aramburu, Honorary President and founder of the engineering and technology group Sener and President of the Sener Foundation, for his contributions to the progress of society through his works and projects.
Jorge Sendagorta, President of Sener, was named Honorary Consul of Bilbao by the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce, successor to the Bilbao Consulate.
Jorge Sendagorta, President of Sener, received the Bizkaia Sarean award in recognition of his professional achievements. This is one of the Bizkaia Sarean awards given out by the Association for Promotion of Biscay Business Network, BizkaiRed, which highlight the work of executives, companies and institutions in the Biscay province.
The 2014 Bioenergy Award went to the Valpuren Bañuelo manure treatment plant, which Sener ‘which has a 93% ownership stake’ designed and built and now operates. The Spanish Technical Association for Waste Management and Environment (ATEGRUS) gave the award to these facilities for their research into microalgae as a future energy source, a project Sener undertook in cooperation with the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM in its Spanish acronym).
The DESERTEC 2014 Award was given to the Gemasolar solar thermal plant, developed by Sener, which is also the plant’s owner through its subsidiary Torresol Energy. The DESERTEC Foundation chose this project because of its vision of the future and innovative technology, in addition to its potential for replication in many areas around the world, especially in arid regions.
The Award for Best Consulting Firm of 2014 went to the Brazilian consulting firm SETEPLA, wholly owned by Sener. This is an award given by the readers and subscribers of the Brazilian magazine Revista Ferroviária, one of the most prestigious professional publications in the country.
Honorable mention for Bilbao’s South Metropolitan Bypass (VSM by its Spanish acronym and better known as the Supersur) ‘a project developed by Sener’ at the Aqueduct of Segovia Awards given by the Spanish College of Civil Engineers (CICCP by its Spanish acronym).
Torresol O&M, part of the Torresol Energy group (a company of which Sener owns 60%), was awarded the 2015 CSP Today Sevilla Award in the Increased Dispatchability Solution category.
Enrique de Sendagorta Aramburu, Honorary President and founder of the Engineering and Technology group Sener and President of the Sener Foundation, was appointed Honorary Member and Associate both of the College and of the Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers of Spain (AINE).
The “Personalidades de la Ría” lecture series honors José Manuel de Sendagorta (also known as Manu), co-founder of Sener, with a lecture on his life and work at the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum.
José Antonio Llombart, CEO of EIPSA, a company in the Sener group, received the Lifetime Achievement award from the multinational corporation ALE, which specializes in the transportation and elevation of large loads.
The new Fonte Nova football stadium, a project to which Sener contributed, has been awarded the silver medal in the 2015 IAKS awards for architecture in sports and recreational facilities, awarded by the IAKS International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities and the International Olympic Committee.
The project for Line 1 of Panama metro, in which the Sener engineering and technology group took part in all of the phases, has won the Best Foreign Project prize at the eighth Annual Awards of the College of Road, Canal and Port Engineers of Madrid.
José Rivacoba Urruela, known by most as Txetxu Rivacoba, former Head of the Structures and Mechanisms Section in the engineering and technology group Sener, received a Laureate by the first plenary assembly of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering.
The Empalme I combined cycle plant project, in which Sener took part, has won the Mangle Prize, awarded by the company Promotora Ambiental. The prize is an acknowledgment of the effort and the executive, administrative and operations-based activities with which waste management and the offsetting of the environmental impacts caused by the works have been carried out.
The Bokpoort thermosolar plant, located in South Africa and built with the participation of the Sener engineering and technology group, has received the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) award for the ‘Best renewable energy project 2016’.
The Sener engineering and technology group received the 11th Masterinstal Award in the Energy Efficiency and Energy Management category, for a power cogeneration project.
The 2016 edition of the FIDIC Awards, presented by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, rewarded Sener’s work on the Panama metro project in the ‘Award of Merit’ category.
Hae-Jun Ji and his colleagues of the Marine Engineering and Oceanic Systems department from the Korean Ocean and Maritime University (KMOU) in Busan, for a project developed with FORAN, granted by the Society of Naval Engineers of Korea (SNAK).
El proyecto el tren eléctrico urbano de la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, en México, un proyecto de Sener, ha obtenido el accésit al Mejor Proyecto en el Exterior de la novena edición de los Premios Anuales del Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid.
Ramón Varela, director of Sener’s Legal Counsel, has been recognized as one of the top corporate lawyers in Spain in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist Iberia rankings, which encompasses Portugal and Spain.
Sener receives the “Employer recognition” award from Qatar University, recognizes the organizations that provide scholarships, sponsorships and job opportunities to Qatar University students.
Sener has received the FINE 2017 award in the “Outstanding Engineering Project” category for its FORAN marine design system. In the second edition of these awards given by the publishing group TPI as part of the international event World Maritime Week, TPI chose to highlight FORAN’s capacity for innovation and internationalization.
The Kathu thermosolar plant in South Africa, a SENER project, has been awarded with the ‘Deal of the Year’ award at the African Utility Week Industry Awards.
The Bokpoort thermosolar plant, a project in which SENER provides essential technologies, has been awarded with the “Large Scale Renewable Energy Project” award at the African Utility Week Industry Awards.
The Legal Department of Sener has received an award from Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms, for being one of the best in-house legal teams in companies in Spain.
The prestigious British publication The European awards Sener with the Best Infrastructure and Transport Company of 2017 award for the projects carried out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region).
Sener has been recognized in the European Business Awards as one of the 125 most important companies in 2017 with its inclusion in the Ones to Watch List for Spain. This distinction recognizes the activity of Sener in terms of internationalization, innovation and business ethics.
Sener is ileader in Africa and third in Latin America and rises rankings in the annual ranking of the top 225 international companies in engineering design published by the specialized journal ENR (Engineering News-Record).
The joint venture Sener-Babcock obtains the ‘Helicopters’ 2017’ prize from Avion Revue for the AB-212 helicopter modernization program for the Spanish Navy.
Jorge Sendagorta, President of SENER, has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Coalition of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (COIN for its Spanish acronym).
Sener has been honored by the Deia newspaper in the Technological Revolution cathegory at the 2018 Vodafone Deia Innovation Sariak Awards. With this recognition, the newspaper notes Sener’s constant tradition to innovate since its inception in 1956.
TOP Companies have awarded Sener in Mexico a prize for its internal policies implemented in boosting technological innovation throughout all projects. The trophy, called TOP Reward, certifies that for Sener innovation means “broadening horizons”.
Sener, together with ACCIONA and Kathu Solar Park RF PTY LTD, has won the Sustainable Renewable Energy Project (10MW+) Award for the Concentrated Solar Power project Kathu Solar Park at the 2019 African Utility Week Industry Awards.
Sener Aerospace has received the “Best Improver” award in the “Equipment & Systems” category for the “extraordinary effort and dedication made to achieve the milestones foreseen in two important Airbus projects: Inmarsat-9 and METOP”.
Among its reasons for recognising Sener, AINE noted a series of achievements that it deems to be “remarkable contributions in favour of our profession and sector”, including several projects, such as engineering an LNG bunkering unit (tugboat + pontoon) (powered by liquefied natural gas), which is the first in the world of its kind; the development of prototype vessels and solutions in the field of renewable energies; the use of FORAN in the most complex European naval engineering project of the 21st century, the “Dreadnought” ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) for the Royal Navy, as well as the use of FORAN in the most technologically sophisticated marine projects in Spain; the development of a new comprehensive solution for digitising the maritime industry (shipyard 4.0); activities to promote excellence in the marine sector, such as endowing scholarships for internships for maritime engineering and naval architecture students, and for naval and ocean engineering Master’s students; and its participation and collaboration agreements with institutions, organisations and associations of Spain’s maritime sector.
Sener, together with Ten Architects, also received the third-place award in the same category of “Transportation (Built)” for the stations of the Toluca-Mexico City intercity train.
Sener Aeroespacial was awarded the ‘Honorable Mention in Delivery and Quality Excellence’ at the Global Partnership Summit held in the United States for the excellent work carried out in the OneWeb program.
Sener Marine receives the Gold Medal from the Association of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers of Spain (AINE) at the 59th Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry Congress for the paper entitled “New technologies in ship design: machine learning, data analysis and artificial intelligence.” The paper was carried out by Jesús Angel Muñoz Herrero, PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and naval architects Alicia Ramírez Gutiérrez and Silvia Santana Bayón, all of them from Sener’s Innovation Technology Unit.
Sener Marine representatives received a runner-up award for the paper “Application of virtual reality in immersive collaborative engineering environments” and the Special Prize for the Best Historical Presentation for the report on “The people who developed Naval Engineering in Spain. From Gaztañeta to Rechea Hernández” from the Association of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers of Spain (AINE) at the 59th Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry Congress.
The dual Marquesa tunnel, part of the Mexico-Toluca intercity train line, was selected as 2020 Project of the Year by Mexican magazine Expansión.
This is one of Sener’s flagship projects in the railway sector; specifically, the completion of the tunnel marked a milestone as it required crossing a mixed face and variable ground conditions, characterized by the presence of fault lines and areas with a high hydraulic load of up to 7 bar on the crown of the tunnel.
Sener won first place in the Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020 in the “Transportation (Built)” category for its work on the elevated stations of Line 3 of the Guadalajara metro (Mexico).
Jorge Sendagorta Gomendio, The Honorary President of the SENER Group, has received the Aster Lifetime Achievement Award from the ESIC Business & Marketing School, one of Spain’s leading marketing schools.
The Sener Group has been chosen by the print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics, and finance Capital Finance International (CFI.co), headquartered in London, as winner of the Best Engineering Corporate Governance Europe 2021, part of the CFI.co Awards Program that each year seeks out individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and aims to identify and reward excellence wherever it is found.
Airbus has awarded Sener Aeroespacial this prestigious recognition for its work as a key supplier in several satellites and programs, highlighting the contribution in OneSat, a new paradigm in reconfigurable satellites, for which Sener Aeroespacial supplies several payload radiofrequency equipment.
Sener was a winner at the 7th edition of the iMm Managing Change Awards, which are organized annually by the Institute of Marketing and Management S.L. Sener received the iMm Award for the best company driving change in the family business category thanks to its innovative intelligent ventilation system RESPIRA®.