Ferrovial and Adif They join the country’s large construction companies, such as FCC, Sacyr and Acciona, in the project promoted by the Madrid City Council to turn Madrid into the construction capital of the world. The company that presides Rafael del Pino and the public company that manages the railway infrastructures have signed their adhesion to the Madrid World Capital Association of Construction, Engineering and Architecture (MWCC), which they chair David garcia, FCC manager.
The two companies now make up a list of almost a hundred companies, employers, universities and civil society grouped together in this association to place Madrid at the world center of the construction sector. In addition to FCC, Sacyr and now Ferrovial, MWCC includes academic entities such as the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the University of Navarra, or the San Pablo CEU, among others; public bodies such as the CSIC, the CEDEX, the ICO, the ICEX, the Community of Madrid or IFEMA; and civil society such as the Círculo de Empresarios and the firm Cremades & Calvo Sotelo. Companies such as Naturgy.
In total, the Madrid World Capital Association of Construction, Engineering and Architecture (MWCC) brings together more than 80 relevant public and private entities. The Association was born on March 4, as a project promoted by the Madrid City Council, whose origin took place in 2016, as this newspaper published.
Ferrovial and Adif join the country’s large construction companies, such as FCC, Sacyr and Acciona, in the project promoted by the Madrid City Council to turn Madrid into the construction capital of the world
The Association seeks consolidate international leadership of national companies -Spain has seven companies among the top 50 in the world by international turnover, only behind China- and make Madrid the capital of the world of the sector, taking advantage of the fact that the country’s capital has several competitive advantages over other capitals on the planet. The largest construction companies in the world are in Madrid, which have carried out some of the most important works in the world, such as the expansion of the Panama Canal or the line of high speed between Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia. This gives professionals in the sector a higher qualification category than other cities.
For its president, David García, the Association is an example of public-private collaboration that serves to improve the Spain brand and the lives of citizens. Agreements have already been reached with more than 60 Town Councils and five Associations of the Community of Madrid for the implementation of projects in their municipalities.
The objective of this union of forces of companies, associations, public organizations and civil society is to turn the city of Madrid into a destination for billions in foreign investment, a venue for conferences and fairs in the sector, and a leader in global training in the sector through agreements with Madrid universities.
The objective is to make the city of Madrid a destination for billions in foreign investment, a venue for conferences and fairs in the sector, and a leader in global training
The drive of the current mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has been key for the election of this city, in addition to other aspects highlighted by the previous reports of the promoters. It is one of the large cities in Europe, well connected in Transport, first in Europe in the Shanghai ranking of universities, destination for international investments -2,000 multinationals have their headquarters in the capital-, well endowed in quantity and quality of hotels, and fifth safest city in Europe and twelfth in the world.
New additions in the future
With the recent incorporation of Ferrovial and Adif, the list of members of the Association does not end. The objective of the promoters is that more companies join, especially ACS. The construction company that presides Florentino Pérez it has not yet joined and its participation is key since it is the first company in the world in the international portfolio, ahead of the French and Chinese, with more than 70,000 million euros contracted outside its country of origin. ACS leads this ranking since 2013.
The latest project launched by the Association is called ’35 under 35 ‘. The aim of the project is to draw up a list of the most influential engineers and architects in Spain and Madrid who are under 35 years old. On an annual basis, the projects of those chosen by the Association’s jury will be exhibited.