A reference in transport engineering and consultancy company, Ineco has been designing comprehensive, innovative and technological solutions for 50 years that have enabled progress towards a new, more sustainable and safer mobility model. Solutions that contribute directly to improving the quality of life of millions of people.
Presidency: Sergio Vázquez Torrón. Engineering and Consultancy General Director: Patricia Rey. National Business General Director: Moisés Gilaberte. International Business General Director: Ainhoa Zubieta. Organization and Corporate Services General Director: Magdalena Bodelón. Corporate Coordination Executive Director: Celestino Rodríguez. General Secretary: Alberto Torró. Strategy and Management Control Director: Daniel Latorre. Innovation and Product Development Director: Ana Rojo.
||Reference Engineering and consultancy company in sustainable mobility and digital transformation.
|Main products and services
Thanks to its comprehensive, multidisciplinary and technological approach, Ineco has remained a leading player in Spain in the railway sector, with a solid track record that began more than 50 years ago. Among the main projects carried out in Spain are the works in the railway complex at Atocha station, in Madrid, the pioneering design of a CTT (Technical Treatment Center) at Sagrera station, in Barcelona, the renovation of the signaling systems for the Madrid-Seville high-speed line and the reactivation of the 25 kV substation project. Ineco continues to work on major international projects on the European continent, such as Rail Baltica, the high-speed corridor that will connect the three Baltic republics, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-t) through Poland and Finland. The design of two key sections in Latvia and, through a framework agreement, the provision of consultancy services in financial, marketing and environmental matters, among others, should be highlighted.
Top products: ENGINEERING AND CONSULTANCY: 1. II AND III PHASE ATOCHA EXPANSION. 2. OPEX PHASE MAKKAH TRAIN.
|Activities by year
With the arrival of the funds linked to the Transformation, Recovery and Resilience Plan, activity has increased and there has also been a paradigm shift in the sector, with greater progress than expected in challenges related to sustainable mobility, liberalisation, digitalization, intermodality and interoperability, a transformation to which Ineco has not been oblivious.
In this context, the objectives have been met. On the one hand, very mature products have been consolidated, covering the entire life cycle of projects: technical assistance, maintenance and operation, station improvement works, support in train manufacturing, ICT, etc. At the same time, activities related to new challenges, such as safety, digitalisation and interoperability, have increased. The company is committed to environmental responsibility, the resilience of infrastructure to the impact of climate change, the incorporation of architecture with a gender perspective in the design of railway stations, energy efficiency and innovation.
Collaborative projects: works in which Ineco participates in coordination with other companies to achieve a common goal.
HORIZON 2020 Program
It continues the work started with ERSAT GGC and addresses the integration of various sensors (GNSS, LIDAR, etc.) to define the "Ground Truth" of the train position. Ineco is leading the ground truth definition work package.
Shift2Rail is the European Commission's sectoral program dedicated to innovation in the railway sector. Ineco participates in it through its Open Calls, of which it has been awarded as part of several consortiums.
Develops several rail traffic control center demonstrators as specified by the Shift2Rail program. Ineco participates together with ADIF supporting our shareholder in the implementation of its demonstrator.
Strategic Line Projects of the State Research Agency (AEI)
-SMART BRIDGES (2021-2024)
Ineco, in collaboration with the Universities of Cordoba (UCO) and Granada (UGR) presented in May 2021 a proposal with the aim of meeting the challenges identified in the thematic priority 21- Predictive maintenance of infrastructure through intelligent systems of the Strategic Lines Projects call of the AEI.
Internal projects: Since 2011 Ineco has invested in its own projects for the development of high value-added products and services. Some of the projects to be highlighted in 2021 are:
A study of the feasibility of using commercial lines of mobile operators in communications between railway interlocking system has been undertaken with the aim of eliminating telephone blocking on lines with low traffic density. An alternative is sought for lines whose traffic does not justify a costly investment (in fiber optics, for example) and which may be forced to close due to the lack of economic viability of their adaptation. The study, which has conducted tests on 4G and 5G, both in the laboratory and in the field, has shown that the performance of the networks is sufficient to meet the needs of these lines.
-Test parameterisation and automation of ERTMS results:
The project involves the search for parameters and algorithms that allow a better design and planning of ERTMS tests, so that their execution is much more efficient. It has also achieved developments to automate the analysis of the results of these tests. The use of machine learning tools has made it possible to study a large amount of tests accumulated throughout the extensive international experience of Ineco's ERTMS team, reaching a very satisfactory result that has identified very significant correlations in order to advance in the objective of simplifying and streamlining system testing.
Integral tool for railway maintenance:
The project consisted of the integration of new techniques in Ineco's own maintenance tool: SIOS I&M. To this end, first of all, a study of the art has been carried out to learn about the tools currently available on the market that allow the management of integrated railway maintenance (Computerised Maintenance Management System/Software - CMMS). The study has made it possible to identify the capabilities offered by each tool, as well as to conclude on the suitability of integrating the new techniques into Ineco's own SIOS I&M tool.
Indoor positioning in transport terminals
Web platform that will integrate different positioning technologies and their elements so that it can be adaptable and scalable to the client's needs. Thanks to the web platform, it will be possible to cover all types of application cases, both for the traveler and for maintenance tasks for operators, etc. The platform can generate heat maps, asset management, people guidance, geo-marketing, etc.
BIM in linear infrastructure
The project defines and develops BIM standards in the digitisation of linear infrastructure. Possible incidences and potential automatisms have been taken into account.
At Ineco, innovation is understood as a fundamental factor of differentiation and a driver of change. For this reason, the company continues to make efforts in this area, with the aim of transforming good ideas into new developments that contribute to achieving safer, more sustainable and connected mobility for all.
||Environment, health & safety, quality |
Ineco has a management system certified by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH, in accordance with international standards:
ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management System, with number 01 100 1716925.
ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management System, with number 01 104 1716925.
ISO 45001:2018, Occupational Health and Safety Management System, with certificate number 01 113 1716925
The three certificates are valid until September 2020. All three have common scope and cover all of Ineco´s activities in Spain and the rest of the world;
Provision of services and execution of consultancy studies, engineering projects, technical assistance and works management and installations, the planning, maintenance and management of infrastructures, superstructures, transport equipment and services, as well as the provision of identical services in relation to infrastructures of a social nature.
Provision of comprehensive consultancy services, management, monitoring, supervision and administration of the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of transport infrastructures.
They are multi-location in nature with a main certificate and specific sub-certificates for the following countries: Mexico, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Panama, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Singapore, Israel, Unkited Kindom, Turkey or Costa Rica.
Information Security / Cybersecurity
As of February 2020, Ineco has an Information Security Management System (ISMS) certified by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH in accordance with the international standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013, with certificate number 01 153 1916958 and an initial scope that includes the provision of the backup and recovery service for information handled by Ineco.
In addition, as of November 2018, Ineco has a certificate of compliance with the essential requirements scheme for cyber security in the United Kingdom, Cyber Essentials-UK, with certificate number 8013247940222895.
Railway business area
In the railway area, Ineco is accredited by ENAC (National Accreditation Agency) as an Inspection Entity (type C) for Railway Rolling Stock and Safety of Railway Applications, in accordance with the criteria set out in standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012 with number 76/EI058 and date of first issue in February 2003. This accreditation qualifies Ineco to carry out inspection activities in the industrial area for seven subsystems (Infrastructure, Energy, Rolling Stock, Command and Signal Control, Traffic Operation and Management, Maintenance and Safe Integration).
Products, services and projects
Supplier of railway products and services
As a supplier of railway products/services, the company is certified as a Link-Up Supplier, according to RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) requirements. This certificate, for the areas of systems engineering, signalling and telecommunications and civil engineering, includes the following products:
Heritage Automatic Train Protection (ATP) unit Design, Track Circuits (including Level Crossings) Design, Colour Light Signals Design, Banner Signals Design, Draw Ahead Signals Design, Ground Position Light Signals Design, Signal Lamps (including LEDs) & Lamp Holders Design, Signal Lenses Design, Points Indicators Design, Point Machines Design, SSI Design, Ansaldo Design, Signal Control Panel NX Design, VDU Based Systems Design, Train Describers (Electronic) Design, ATP Equipment Design, Telephone Exchanges (Including Switching Equipment) Design, Transmission Systems Design, Telecomm Cabling (Multiple Pair Copper) Design, Telecomm Cabling (Fibre) Design, Battery Back-up – Rectifier Design, Modem Services Design, Radio Systems Design, Wireless Services Design, Masts (Including Earthing & Lightening Protection) Design, CCTV DOO Systems Design, Hot Axle Box Detectors Design, Plain Line Design, Plain Line (Absolute Geometry) Design, Gauge Measurement (Discreet Restrictions) Design, Gauge Measurement (Tunnels) Design, Track on Longitudinal Timbers Design, Direct Fastening Track Systems (e.g. Slab Track/Viper) Design, Switches & Crossings Conventional Design, Switches & Crossings (Absolute Geometry) Design, Switches & Crossings (Modular Systems) Design, Track Drainage Design, Tunnels Design, Tunnel Linings Design, Tunnel Drainage Design, Track Support Concrete (Slab Track) Design, Foundations (Piled) Design, Foundations (Conventional) Design, Steel Frame Design, Concrete Frame Design, Timber Frame Design, Stairs Design, Transformers & Transformer Rectifiers Design, Batteries Design, U.P.S. Design, Main Steelwork Design, Small Part Steelwork Design, Support System Design, Wiring Design, Earthing & Bonding Design, Switching Design, Substations/Switching Stations Design, HV Cabling Design, Trackside Equipment Design, Substations/Switching Stations/Track Paralleling Huts Design, DC Cabling Design, Trackside Equipment Design, Traction SCADA Design, Non-Traction SCADA Design.
And the registration in the following products:
Signal Sighting Service, Development & Review of Signalling Standards Service, Civil Engineering Consultancy Service, Development & Review of Civil Engineering Standards Service, Highway Engineering Service, Absorptive Barriers Design, Reflective Barriers Design, Access Way & Steps Design, Concrete Fences Design, Timber Fences Design, Metal Fences Design, Plastic Fences Design, Boundary Gates Design, Level Crossing Stiles, Gates & Barriers Design, Safety Barriers & Restraints Design, Noise Barriers Design, Acoustic Linings Design, Track Consultancy Service, Development & Review of Track Standards Service, Level Crossing Ground Plans Service, Electrification Consultancy Service, Development & Review Electrification Standards Service, Operational Planning Service, Assessment of Infrastructure Options Service, Capacity Modelling Service, Network Optioneering Service, Peak Load Management Service, Rail Economics Service, Strategic Business Studies Service, Timetable Optioneering Service, Timetable Simulation Service, Train Performance Simulation Service, System Integration Design, General Environmental Consultancy Service, Clerk of Works Service, Programme Management Service, Project Planning Service.
Software Development CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration)-Level 3.
In 2019, the software development methodology has been re-accredited at level 3 of the CMMI-DEV v1.3 model for the work carried out by the Information Technologies Sub-Directorate. The certificate has been granted, after the audit, by PROQUA (Process Quality Engineering), CMMI Institute Partner, initially in October 2016.
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