SENER, awarded the Cambio Financiero prize in the Research and Development category27/11/2012 (Spain)
The magazine Cambio Financiero, of the EIG Multimedia Group, has awarded SENER the final prize in the Research and Development category, recognizing, this way, the Group contribution to R&D&i.
This first edition of the Cambio Financiero prizes, whose award ceremony was hold yesterday at the Santo Domingo hotel in Madrid, had the aim to award those highlighting companies in talent, ideas or efforts in several areas as for example the Social Corporate Responsibility, the innovation, the international renown or the commitment to R&D&i, category in which SENER has been recognized. On behalf of the company, Enrique Sendagorta, member of SENER’s Board of Directors and president of Torresol Energy, was the person in charge to collect the prize.
SENER, from the very beginning, has had the strong belief that it is necessary, if there is a will to continue growing both in projects and innovative developments, to pledge a clear commitment to research and development and, that is the reason why the Group assigns a total 18% of the working hours to R&D&i.
Due to this R&D&i investment, SENER has incorporated innovative advantages in low pressure turbines for aeronautical engines as well as in cryogenic facilities for liquated natural gas. Moreover, the company has developed a single tank for storage in solar thermal plants, a virtual reality application based on the FORAN System for vessel design and construction or AUTOPLAK, an automatic streaking system for Petri dishes in microbiology laboratories. Furthermore, its technological contributions have provided very high and reliable precision mechanisms for space applications and, in railway systems, SENER has developed an aerodynamic sleeper called Aerotraviesa to guarantee higher security in the circulation of high speed trains.
This is not the first time that SENER is recognized for R&D&i. In 2008, the company obtained the Príncipe Felipe award to Business Excellence, in the modality of Technological Innovation for Big Companies. In 2011, it won the final prize of the European Business Awards in the innovation category. That same year, the company was recognized with the US CSP Today award in the Engineering Company of the Year category. Arriving in 2012, the founder and Honorary President of SENER, Enrique de Sendagorta Aramburu, has been awarded the Spanish National Award in recognition to his Innovative Career.