Ayesa, a multinational company with its headquarters in Seville, ended 2017 with record activity in engineering products in India, a country in which it began operations ten years ago -although the subsidiary was created in 2009- and where its workforce exceeds 300 people. Specifically, the company has managed to position itself as one of the three largest engineering companies in the area of rail transport.
This is a sector that is seeing heavy development in India, being the country that, together with China, is making the most investment in increasing its capacities and being able to meet the needs of a growing urban population of 500 million people.
The Spanish company is currently working on sixteen projects in ten diverse Indian cities. The first phase of the Lucknow Metro system, 21 kilometres in total, was recently inaugurated for which Ayesa carried out the works supervision, leading a multinational consortium. The execution thereof took place in record time on a global scale and eight of its 22 stations have obtained the platinum classification for sustainability.
Other projects for which Ayesa is responsible for the design are lines 7 and 12 of the Mumbai, Calcutta, Jaipur, Noida and Bangladore metro system and line 8 of the Delhi metro system. The latter’s infrastructure will be the fifth in the world in terms of the number of passengers it will receive once the fourth phase is complete.
José Luis Manzanares Abásolo, the group’s Vice President of Engineering, highlighted that “the expectations to continue to grow in India are high, due to the consolidation of Ayesa as a local engineering company backed by the experience of a group that is present in 16 countries and has participated in more than 2000km of railway projects”.
He also mentioned that “other sectors we will focus on in the future will be water and desalination, in addition to smart cities”.
In addition to railway systems, the company is also participating in road projects such as the supervision of the Agra-Lucknow motorway, the largest in India and around 300 kilometres in length.