G.O.C. work awarded with two San Telmo prizes

The awards announced last November have been handed out this week in an event that has taken place at the Center for Cultural Innovation (CINC) of the City of Culture. The ceremony has been chaired by the president of the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia), Alberto Núñez Feijoo, together with the Head of Infrastructure Department, Ethel Vázquez Mourelle.

The work awarded as Best Engineering Work in Galicia in 2019 was the project called “Sanitation of Vigo” which includes the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant of the Lagares river in Vigo, where G.O.C. carried out the engineering assistance in the supervision and control of the extension works, as well as the submarine emissary, the electromechanical equipment and the electrical connection to supply energy to the entire installation, in addition to the implementation of the Project Management methodology and the analysis of offers and review of the constructive design. Laura Vázquez Parcero, civil engineer and head of the Civil Works area, attended the event representing G.O.C.

The jury, made up of prestigious professionals from the public works and environmental sector, highlighted the environmental integration of the project through the assessment of the technological and functional importance of the works, the environmental and scientific quality of the projected corrective measures, its aesthetic and landscape value and the perfection achieved in its execution. The commissioning of the project has met the proposed objectives, evidencing a sensible improvement of the environmental quality and a great social acceptance.

Lagares treatment plant has been designed to treat wastewater from a population of up to 800,000 equivalent inhabitants. Meanwhile, the emissary has a length of 3,798 meters. The whole project exceeded an amount of 208 million euros of investment.

This same project has also recently received the prize “Aqueduct of Segovia” awarded by the Spanish Civil Engineers Association, being the last, to date, of a series of national and international awards.

In the same ceremony, G.O.C. has also received the second prize granted to the conversion of the Morrazo corridor into a highway, where it carried out the construction supervision of the last section and the design of the first one. It is a project in which the company has participated since its beginnings, drafting of the original design in the year 2000. The engineer Telmo Coelho Nunes, head of the technical assistance unit on site, picked up the award on behalf of G.O.C.

In this case, the jury assessed the capacity of this work to reduce travel times while improving road safety. It is an infrastructure that supports an average of 20,000 vehicles per day, but that in summer can reach about 30,000.

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