Cerdanyola Business Circle awards SENER the Projection of the City prize for its contribution to local development

23/10/2014 (Spain)
Cerdanyola Business Circle awards SENER the Projection of the City prize for its contribution to local development

The engineering and technology group SENER has been recognized by the Projection of the City prize, granted by the Cerdanyola Business Circle as a part of its annual awards. As in past years, the prizes were presented during the Cerdanyola Business Night, which brings together companies and public figures that have helped to revitalize business in this municipality of Catalonia.

The event took place this year on Wednesday, October 22 in the UAB Campus hotel and was honored by the presence of the Catalan Regional Government Vice President, Joana Ortega i Alemany. SENER’s Director in Catalonia, Òscar Julià, accepted the award. The executive thanked the organization for its “continued support during our implementation process in Cerdanyola del Vallès. This city has shown considerable support for innovation with the commissioning of the ALBA Science and Technology Park, located next to the PTV, UAB and ALBA Synchrotron. With this new park, Cerdanyola moves another step closer to achieving its goal as a benchmark city for technology. As a company dedicated to cutting edge technology, at SENER we hope to contribute to reaching this objective.”

SENER’s Division in Catalonia has been based in the ALBA Science and Technology Park since 2013, in a property the company designed itself. This is an ecotechnological building that has category A on the energy efficiency certification for buildings issued by the Energy Institute of the Catalan Regional Government, where major engineering contracts focusing on innovation are executed. In its more than 20 years of activity, SENER in Catalonia has become a center of excellence in aeronautics, railway systems, hydraulic technology, acoustics, port and coastal engineering, civil infrastructure, advanced manufacturing and testing systems, instruments and electronics for science and experiments in space, healthcare technology and high precision mechatronics for astronomy and major science facilities.

The headquarters in Cerdanyola del Vallès accommodates a multi-disciplinary team of around 300 professionals including engineers, architects, mathematicians, physicists and doctors. It has been equipped with two clean rooms (one of which is a Class 10000 high performance clean room), an electronics laboratory with SMD (Surface-Mount Devices) and conventional soldering facilities, two hardware integration rooms and high precision mechanical workshops. Of note among the projects already performed in the new facilities are the handling system for large moving parts in Embraer’s KC390 program, the turnkey supply of an assembly line for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft, and the integration of the medical device AUTOPLAK.

Other exemplary works from SENER’s extended history in Catalonia include components and manufacturing systems for the Airbus A350 XWB, Airbus A400M and Boeing 787 aircraft; the Gate terminal regasification plant in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Line 9 of the Barcelona Metro; the high speed cross-border rail connection Figueres – Perpignan (Spain – France); the Toluca – Valle de México passenger train in Mexico; the new Jorf Lasfar energy port in Morocco; the Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System (MARES) designed and manufactured by SENER and installed at the International Space Station; the third runway at Barcelona-El Prat airport; the VLT GRAAL and E-ELT M5FU telescopes; the design of ships using the FORAN system in the marine division; and the installation of the ALBA Synchrotron.

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