SENER celebrates its tenth anniversary in the United States07/11/2018 (United States)
SENER celebrates ten years after opening an office in the U.S. SENER is currently based at its Los Angeles headquarters under the management of Mercedes Sierra, SENER's Country Manager in the United States.
In Mercedes Sierra's words: “SENER has firmly established itself in the North American market, a market that offers limitless opportunity for us to leverage our deep experience in engineering and technology. With a professional track record of over 60 years and unmatched international expertise in the development of high, value-added transport and energy infrastructures, SENER stands out for its commitment to quality and innovation in all its work. The challenging, complex engineering projects that we have delivered in the US, clearly reflect our commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. We look to make SENER US one of our main offices, delivering global excellence and value to American infrastructure.”
Since 2008, SENER has expanded its activity in the US considerably, directing noteworthy Infrastructure and Transport projects. These include the Gruen / Grimshaw Master Plan high-speed design for the Los Angeles Union Station, and the partnership with ACS to develop the first P3 transit project in Los Angeles - the re-opening of the landmark Angels Flight funicular railway in Los Angeles. For the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), SENER has overseen the preliminary engineering of the rail segment between Palmdale and Burbank, a section that crosses the San Gabriel Mountains. Recently, the CHSRA approved an extension to this contract. In addition, SENER is also integrally involved in construction projects for the CP2&3 and CP4 sections, currently underway in California’s Central Valley. In fact, SENER's high-speed raiL expertise made such a profound impression on CHSRA that they expressed their appreciation in an article on their website, citing the SENER engineers’ global renown in high-speed rail.
In the area of Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas, SENER has been involved in the development of the Genesis project, two 140 MWe per plant solar thermal power plants with SENERtrough® technology, in Barstow, California. In the Marine sector, SENER's technological know-how has also been recognized for its patented FORAN ship design and construction system. So much so, in fact, that the US Coast Guard chose SENER’s FORAN system to develop, manufacture, and supply its new series of highly advanced vessels.
SENER is also broadening its horizons in Aerospace, where it is a renowned Space, Defense and Aeronautics supplier with a proven track record of more than a half a century. That commitment to excellence continues today. In 2017, for example, the Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corporation chose the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism, a critical piece of aerospace technology SENER developed with a European Space Agency consortium for use with the Dream Chaser spacecraft and its International Space Station docking system.
(International Berthing and Docking Mechanism),which SENER participates in, as the Dream Chaser spacecraft to International Space Station docking system.
Two separate AiPs have been issued, covering the new design of the SENER LNG Bunkering Vessels (LBV) family which consists of a small unit having a bunker capacity of 4,000 m3 and a “big brother” having bunkering capacity of 8,000 m3. [+]