Bodegas Portia Winery

The new Bodega Portia Winery is located on the Ribera del Duero in Burgos and was designed by Norman Foster and constructed by FCC. It covers an area of 11,300 square metres and can produce one million bottles of wine annually.

The winery consists of three buildings in a star shape with a central core. The west building is where the wine is actually produced, the south holds the barrels and the north is where the wine is stored and aged. The central core contains the mixing tanks, the kitchen and restaurant area, bottling, shop and other services.

It is located on a slope so that some of its most important elements are underground in a natural fashion. Specifically, the wings housing the winery with its barrels and bottles are partially below ground level, which provides the most favourable aging conditions. However, the fermentation wing is exposed and this enables the carbon dioxide to be expulsed.

The structure consists of reinforced concrete foundations, perimeter "in situ" concrete walls inclined in two directions, “in situ" concrete columns, frame structures executed with various thicknesses of reinforced concrete slabs and a prefabricated concrete roof.

The roofs are insulated with 30 kg/m3 density mineral wool that is 230 mm thick

In addition to the main cellar building, there is also an annexe building that contains the technical installation rooms, a water purification plant, the necessary structure for the location of a weighing machine and for preparation of part of the surrounding urban development.

Undoubtedly, one of the most singular elements of the Bodegas Portia Winery is the concept of verticality with which it was designed so that the grapes arrive at the winery from a transitable roof that can be accessed by vehicles.


Remarkable aspects

  • The British architect Norman Foster designed this project, which combines functionality, quality, innovation, together with respect for the surrounding landscape and the environment.
  • A transparent winery concept with large glazed surfaces inside.
  • Top award for the best European construction design in 2011, presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • According to the international press, it is one of the prettiest wineries in the world.

Client: Bodegas Faustino, S.L.

Start date: August 2006

End date: December 2010


Duplicación del Gasoducto Tivissa_Paterna

Tramo centro: pos 15.12.d – pos. 15.18.d

El gasoducto parte de la Posición 15.12.D, situada en el T.M. de Vilanova d´Alcolea, provincia de Castellón y termina su recorrido en la Posición15.18.D, situada en el T.M. de Villarreal, provincia de Castellón.

La obra consiste en la construcción de la Duplicación del Gasoducto Tivissa-Paterna Tramo Centro cuyas características principales se enumeran a continuación:

  • La longitud total es de 53.378 metros.
  • La conducción a instalar tiene 40” de diámetro, será de acero en calidad API 5L Gr.X-70 y un espesor máximo de 22,2 mm, cuyo peso por metro lineal es de 544 kg/ml.

Posiciones intermedias a construir:

  • Posición de válvulas 15.13.D (T.M. de Benlloch). Posición de válvulas de seccionamiento y venteo telemandada, situada en el P.K. 123,717 de la duplicación.
  • Posición de válvulas 15.14.D (T.M. La Pobla Tornesa). Posición de válvulas de seccionamiento y venteo telemandada, situada en el P.K. 133,099 de la duplicación.
  • Posición de válvulas 15.15.D (T.M. de Borriol). Posición de válvulas de seccionamiento y venteo telemandada, situada en el P.K. 142,931 de la duplicación.
  • Posición de válvulas 15.16.D (T.M. de Castellón de la Plana). Posición de válvulas de seccionamiento, venteo telemandada con conexión con el ramal a Alcora de ENAGAS. Situada en el P.K. 152,903 de la duplicación, se proyecta la interconexión con dicho ramal mediante tubería de 8” de diámetro.
  • Posición de válvulas 15.17.D (T.M. de Villarreal). Posición de válvulas de seccionamiento y venteo telemandada, situada en el P.K. 158,507 de la duplicación.
  • Posición de válvulas 15.18.D (T.M. de Villarreal). Posición de válvulas de seccionamiento, venteo telemandada con conexión con el gasoducto existente. Situada en el P.K. 167,269 de la duplicación, se proyecta la interconexión con el gasoducto Tivisa-Paterna mediante tubería de 16” de diámetro. Actualmente la Posición de válvulas existente presenta una válvula de seccionamiento y derivación con salida a E.M-1600.

Por último, se construirá así mismo el sistema de protección contra la corrosión de la conducción enterrada se consigue mediante un doble sistema:

  • Activa mediante protección catódica
  • Pasiva, mediante revestimiento de polietileno extruido


Remarkable aspects

  • Tubería de gran diámetro, con trazado con fuertes pendientes y cruces con servicios afectados.

Client: ENAGAS

Start date: Enero 2011

End date: Abril 2012


Enagás Tanks

In order to tackle the increasing demand for natural gas being experienced in the Barcelona Metropolitan area, Enagás decided to construct four storage tanks on the inflammables quay in the Port of Barcelona.

The project, carried out by FCC, consists of the EPC construction of storage tanks LNG TK-3000, TK-3001, TK-3002 and TK-3003 and their auxiliary installations at the Enagás regasification plant.

The cryogenic tanks are constructed using pre-stressed concrete and each has a capacity of 150,000 cubic metres, with an inside diameter of 80.20 metres and a height of 39.60 metres, crowned by a dome that is 10 metres high at the centre.

The natural gas is kept in a liquid state at temperatures below -162ºC, for which reason, containment techniques were employed and the inside of the tank is lined with cryogenic steel with 9% nickel. The whole assembly is insulated by using foam-glass and perlite.

These storage tanks for natural gas in a liquid state are an example of FCC's industrial activity in this field, providing a comprehensive hydrocarbon transport and storage service.


Remarkable aspects

  • The Quality Development Award for Excellent Works in 2011.
  • The inside of the tank is lined with cryogenic steel in order to withstand the extremely low temperatures to which it is subjected.

Client: Enagás

Start date: TK-3000 2002, TK-3001 2004, TK-3002 2007, TK-3003 2008

End date: TK-3000 2005, TK-3001 2006, TK-3002 2010, TK-3003 2011


Guzmán thermosolar

The Guzmán plant is located in Palma del Río (Córdoba, Spain) and is a thermosolar installation for electricity generation based on heliostats that concentrate sunlight. The plant is fitted with a solar farm with cylindrical, parabolic reflectors (heliostats) that concentrate sunlight to produce thermal energy that is then employed to generate electricity by means of a steam-generator turbine unit having a total net power of 49.9 MW. The plant employs cylindrical, parabolic technology for the 96 loops that form the solar farm. Each loop consists of four sections of collectors of approximately 150 metres length and connected in series distributed in two parallel rows, producing a total of 384 heliostats.

The Palma del Río installation is the first joint project in the power field between FCC Group and the Japanese multinational Mitsui & Co. Ltd for the development of thermosolar energy in Spain.

The Palma del Río plant covers a zone that is larger than 200 football pitches and has an area exceeding 340,000 square metres of parabolic mirrors that automatically imitate sunflower movement during daylight hours, steering themselves from dawn to dusk in order to reflect the maximum amount of sunlight and aim it towards a collector tube full of oil that attains a temperature of more than 400 degrees centigrade.

With an annual production of 198.5 million kW, the power station produces sufficient electricity to satisfy the needs of 30,000 homes and reduces CO2 emissions by approximately 108,500 tonnes a year.

The new plant benefits from the privileged location of the Municipality of Palma del Río, which is among the European locations with highest levels of sunlight, in addition to having easy access to water, auxiliary gas supplies and adequate electricity evacuation structures.

Guzmán Energía is the company that owns the plant in Córdoba, with its shareholders being FCC Energía with 70% and Mitsui Renewable Energy Europe with 30%.


Remarkable aspects

  • The thermosolar plant is located in Palma del Río, one of European locations with the highest levels of sunlight.

Client: Guzmán Energía

Start date: July 2010

End date: December 2012


Integración del Sistema de Control del Túnel de Montrepós, Huesca

Integración de los Sistemas de Control de los túneles carreteros de la Demarcación de Huesca

Proyecto integral de instalaciones ITS en autovía y control de túneles carreteros y Centro de Control de Monrepós.

Incluye los subsistemas :

  • Centro de Control
  • Software Gestión Tráfico
  • Red Comunicaciones
  • Paneles Mensajes Variables
  • Circuito Cerrado Televisión
  • Estaciones Meteorológicas
  • Estaciones ERU y ETD
  • Postes SOS IP
  • Control Iluminación
  • Control Ventilación
  • Monitorización Energía

Integración en el Centro de Control de Monrepós de los túneles de Petralba, Berroy,  Nueno  y los  túneles T-4, T-5, T-6.


Remarkable aspects

  • Integración de los subsistemas de gestión de tráfico en mismo centro de gestión y control.

Client: Ministerio Fomento

Start date: Noviembre 2011

End date: Marzo 2013