24/09/2019

On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs, Elecnor is joining the #aliadosdelosODS campaign to raise awareness of these United Nations Goals, in collaboration with the Spanish Global Compact Network, of which it is a signatory. Based on Elecnor's own commitment to working towards the SDGs, our aim is to contribute by acting as a platform to boost awareness of the Goals to get people working on them.

In 2017, Elecnor joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the world's largest sustainability initiative. Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to advancing the Ten Principles, it has worked to align its corporate management with the SDGs, which helps it to find new business opportunities, improve its relationship with stakeholders and promote innovation.

Accordingly, Elecnor and the Elecnor Foundation have drawn up a series of commitments and good practices in line with their strategies. These include the following:

- The Elecnor Group's Excellence in Safety Project – SDG 3. Good health and well-being

- Celeo initiatives with students from rural schools (Chile) – SDG 4. Quality education

- Audeca's1 waste water purification project – SDG 6. Clean water and sanitation

- The Elecnor Foundation's 'Luces para Aprender' project (Uruguay) – SDG 7. Affordable and clean energy

- The Elecnor Foundation's specialist course in electrical installations – SDG 8. Decent work and economic growth

- The Elecnor Group's Digital Transformation plan – SDG 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

- The Elecnor Foundation joining the Board of Patrons of Deusto Cities Labs – SDG 11. Sustainable cities and communities

- The Elecnor Group's climate change strategy – SDG 13. Climate action

- Enerfín's1 bird monitoring plans for wind power projects – SDG 15. Life on land

Rafael Martín de Bustamante Vega, Elecnor CEO, remarked: "At Elecnor, we're conscious of the daily need to work towards achieving the SDGs. As an infrastructure, renewable energy and telecommunications company, we have a strategic role to play in carrying out actions for the common good. Therefore, through both the Group's subsidiaries and the Elecnor Foundation, we have launched various initiatives that encompass the SDGs, both in Spain and the other countries where we operate. Our commitment is firm and we will follow this path to help achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda".

The #aliadosdelosODS initiative is a communication campaign co-ordinated by the Spanish Global Compact Network. It was launched to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the 2030 Agenda's adoption on 25 September 2015, while the United Nations is holding a major international event to look back on the achievements of these last four years and to launch new initiatives.

Through this type of action, the Spanish Global Compact Network and its member organisations also strive to contribute to the national objective, which was established by the High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda under the Spanish Presidency, that all citizens be aware of the SDGs by 2020.

Promoting the contribution of companies to sustainable development Four years ago, the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly, including Spain, unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "Leaving no one behind" is the crux of the agreement. The SDGs propose to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities and address urgent issues such as climate change. In order to achieve this ambitious Agenda, it was agreed that everyone needed to participate: governments, companies, civil society and citizens around the world. The agreement draws its strength from its universality and the ambitious nature of its 169 goals. Achieving these goals will demand an unprecedented effort on the part of all areas of society; and companies have a very important role to play in this regard. Achieving SDGs requires combining momentum provided by the public sector, companies, investors and civil society. For the first time, the United Nations has recognised companies as key players in achieving its overarching objectives, stating: "Private business activity, investment and innovation are major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation... We call on all businesses to apply their creativity and innovation to solving sustainable development challenges." The Spanish Global Compact Network The United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) is an international initiative whose mission is to mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies to create the world we want. It draws its strength from its unrivalled capacity to unite companies with other stakeholders working to promote sustainable development: governments, civil society and the United Nations. With more than 12,500 affiliated companies in over 160 countries, this is the largest initiative for corporate social responsibility in the world. It also has a UN mandate to promote the Sustainable Development Goals in the private sector. The United Nations Global Compact has been operating in Spain through the Spanish Network since 2004. It is the local network with the most signatories and is positioned at the top of the various UN Global Compact networks worldwide. It currently has 1,542 associated companies, of which 669 are partners.

03/09/2019

The Spanish infrastructure, renewable energy and telecommunications group Elecnor, has been awarded a project for the construction of a new electricity substation in Antofagasta (Chile) for the SAESA Group. The contract is worth USD 12 million.

The SAESA Group is a Chilean power generation, transmission and distribution company that forms part of Empresas Eléctricas A.G. The scope of the contract won by Elecnor includes a new electricity substation in Antofagasta and the construction and sectioning of the Mejillones-Antofagasta-Esmeralda-La Portada line.

The awarded project will last a total of 28 months, with a completion date set for the 2021 financial year. This contract consolidates Elecnor’s position in Chile, where it has a growing portfolio of projects driven by qualified staff, having successfully faced the challenges of energy development in the country.

Operating in Chile since the 80s, Elecnor has played a crucial role in energy development in the country, generating and transmitting power, developing non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) and applying energy savings from their facilities.

30/07/2019
A Elecnor, grupo espanhol de infraestrutura, energia e telecomunicações, encerrou o primeiro semestre de 2019 com um lucro líquido consolidado de 37,2 milhões de euros, o que representa um aumento de 5% em comparação ao montante alcançado no mesmo período do ano anterior. O crescimento dos números baseia-se no bom comportamento dos dois negócios da empresa: Infraestruturas e concessões. O motivo disso é o bom andamento das atividades desenvolvidas pela matriz na Espanha e seus estabelecimentos permanentes em outros países, bem como pelas subsidiárias da Elecnor que atuam em mercados estrangeiros, como Estados Unidos, Brasil, Chile, Austrália, entre outros.

O lucro operacional bruto (EBITDA) foi de 152,6 milhões de euros, com um crescimento de 6,8% em relação ao montante registrado em junho de 2018 (que foi de 142,9 milhões). Essa melhoria notável deve-se principalmente ao bom andamento dos negócios mencionados.
 
No final do primeiro semestre de 2019, o montante líquido do volume de negócios foi de 1,07 bilhões de euros, 1,1% superior ao volume alcançado no mesmo período do ano anterior. A Elecnor mantém sua posição de liderança no mercado nacional e continua com seu processo de internacionalização. Além disso, as vendas do grupo no exterior já atingem 54%. 

O resultado do Grupo no mercado internacional é marcado pelo crescimento na Itália e no Reino Unido; pelo fortalecimento da presença na África; pela evolução positiva das subsidiárias nos Estados Unidos; e pela construção de dois túneis ferroviários na Noruega e de parques eólicos no Panamá, na Jordânia e na Mauritânia.

Contratações em alta e um relevante portfólio de contratos pendentes 

O negócio de Infraestrutura e concessões teve uma evolução positiva com relação às contratações durante o semestre. No setor de Infraestruturas, a Elecnor mantém sua posição de liderança no mercado nacional de serviços para grandes operadoras de eletricidade e de telecomunicações. O Grupo intensificou sua atividade no setor elétrico. Assim, a Elecnor estabeleceu a construção de diversos parques eólicos: um no município de Cofrentes (na Comunidade Valenciana) de 50 MW, o primeiro a ser construído na região nos últimos 8 anos, e seis em Zaragoza (de 231 MW), promovidos pela Forestalia. 

Em relação aos negócios de Concessões, o período foi marcado pelo bom desempenho das subsidiárias da Celeo Redes no Brasil e no Chile. O Grupo iniciou a construção de seis parques fotovoltaicos localizados no estado do Piauí (no Brasil) e participa da construção de novos projetos de transmissão elétrica no Chile. 

Cabe destacar que a Enerfín, subsidiária eólica da Elecnor, assinou contratos de compra e venda de energia elétrica no Brasil por 20 anos para dois novos parques eólicos no estado do Rio Grande do Norte, o que a permitiu iniciar a construção de seus primeiros projetos eólicos nessa região do país. Dando continuidade à atividade do Grupo na Austrália, a Enerfín também iniciou o projeto do parque eólico de Woolsthorpe, de 73 MW, no estado de Victoria. 

O portfólio de contratos pendentes de execução, cuja execução está prevista para os próximos 12 meses, soma 2,237 bilhões de euros (em comparação aos 2,229 bilhões em 31 de dezembro de 2018). Setenta e oito por cento desse valor tem origem fora das fronteiras da Espanha e os 22% restantes têm origem no mercado nacional. 

Os números anunciados e o portfólio de projetos pendentes de execução permitem manter os objetivos para o fechamento de 2019: superar as vendas e os resultados de 2018.