Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating energy from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste.

About Us

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Engineering and construction:

Engineering and construction includes our traditional engineering activities in the energy and water sectors, with more than 70 years of experience in the market. We specialize in carrying out complex turn-key projects for solar-thermal plants, solar-gas hybrid plants, conventional generation plants, biofuels plants and water infrastructures, as well as large-scale desalination plants and transmission lines, among others.

Concession-type infrastructures:

We have an extensive and young portfolio of proprietary concession assets that generate revenues that are governed by long term sales agreements with formats such as take-or-pay contracts, tariff contracts or power purchase agreements (PPAs). This activity includes the operation of electric (solar, cogeneration or wind) energy generation plants and transmission lines. These assets generate no demand risk and we focus on operating them as efficiently as possible.

Industrial production:

The latter covers involving our businesses with a high technological component, such as biofuels, industrial waste recycling or the development of solar technology. The company holds an important leadership position in these activities in the geographical markets in which it operates.

Our Commitment

At Abengoa, we believe that the world needs solutions that will allow our development to be more sustainable. Scientists tell us that climate change is a reality, and at Abengoa we believe the time has come to pursue solutions and put them into practice.

Abengoa focuses its growth on the creation of new technologies that contribute to sustainable development.

And to achieve this: we invest in Research, Development and Innovation, R&D&I, globally expand the technologies with the greatest potential, and attract and develop the necessary talent. Moreover, through the Focus-Abengoa Foundation, we dedicate human and economic resources to promoting social action policies that contribute to social and human progress.

Mission

Abengoa is a technology company that applies innovative solutions for sustainability in the environmental and energy sectors, bringing long-term value to our shareholders through a management model characterized by encouragement of entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and transparent and effective management.

Vision

To be a world reference in the development of innovative technological solutions for sustainable development.

History

Origin and development

On 4 January 1941, Javier Benjumea Puigcerver and José Manuel Abaurre Fernández-Pasalagua, both engineers from the Instituto Católico de Artes e Industrias (ICAI), founded Sociedad Abengoa S.L. in Seville with three friends and other family members, with an initial share capital of 180,000 pesetas (€1,082). Their initial plan was to manufacture a five-ampere mono-phase meter, although the supply problems in Spain at that time meant that the project never got off the ground. But this fact, combined with significant opportunities that began to arise during this era, meant that from 1943 Abengoa began drafting projects and carrying out technical studies, as well as undertaking electrical assembly projects.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Photovoltaic Technology

Electricity can be directly produced from light by means of the photoelectric effect, using the properties of specific materials (semi-conductors).

CSP - Concentrating Solar Power Technology

Solar-thermal technology allows electricity to be generated in a manageable way while also offering huge possibilities for cost reductions in the near future.

FEATURED SERVICES

Biofuels Service

We convert biomass into liquid fuel using chemical, thermal or biological processes, as a renewable alternative to using fossil fuels in transport. Abengoa is one of the world’s leading companies for producing first-generation biofuels while also developing the next generation.

Cogeneration Service

Cogeneration allows both electricity and useful heat to be generated at the same time, with the latter used in industrial processes. It is an energy-efficient solution that Abengoa promotes.

EVENTS ATTENDED

POWER-GEN International 2013

Company details

Business Type:
Technology

Industry Type:
Energy - Renewable Energy

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Employees:
Over 1000

Turnover:
more than 1,000,000,000 €

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