Ferrovial Services’ commitment to innovation
was recognised at the awards ceremony hosted by the enerTIC
corporate platform. HEFESTO
, a software programme for improving energy efficiency
within the contracts managed by the company, was awarded best initiative aimed at energy efficiency in the Extended Digital Factory
The HEFESTO project has been driven by the Ferrovial Services
division, with the participation of an extensive multidisciplinary team of professionals from both the services division and the rest of the corporation.
It is a tool which allows real time monitoring of energy use
, as well as monitoring of the condition of facilities, including buildings and street lighting. The programme focuses on the capture, storage and analysis of data from energy services contracts. The enabling of rapid access to data through a single platform enhances monitoring capacity and makes reporting easier for managers, confers greater independence from external providers, improves transfer of information, and optimises energy savings.
The application of digital technologies is one of the key factors in energy efficiency, as explained by David Pocero, Technical Office and Innovation manager, in his article How to change the world through energy
Energy efficiency in roads
Regarding motorway concessions, the OPEN ITS
solution developed by Cintra
, the concessionary company for the Málaga-Estepona and Estepona-Guadiaro toll roads, received the award for best innovation project
in the Smart Product
The application, which is already up and running in a number of the motorway tunnels, has a modular architecture which allows lighting
to be managed through a series of environmental sensors and other electronic systems fitted within the tunnels which help to maximise energy savings
This project has also been developed through the cooperation of several work teams including professional staff from Ausol, Cintra’s technical and innovation departments, and ITS experts from Ferrovial.
The enerTIC platform
is a corporate platform which aims to achieve optimum energy efficiency through the use of ICTs
, in both the private and the public sector. These awards are one of the initiatives for awareness-raising, promotion and dissemination to encourage the application of ICTs for improving energy efficiency for people, technological infrastructures, spaces and buildings.
EnerTIC’s Technical Committee, together with a group of experts from its member organisations and Institutional Cooperation Network, shortlisted the winners from the more than 100 projects
submitted in each category. The award ceremony was attended by over 200 managers
and public authorities, amongst them José María Lassalle Ruiz, Secretary of State for the Information and Digital Agenda Society, who opened the ceremony.