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Avelino Acero appointed General Manager of FCC Construcción


Avelino Acero appointed General Manager of FCC Construcción

FCC has appointed Avelino Acero Díaz as General Manager of FCC Construcción, reporting directly to the Chairman of FCC Construcción, José Mayor.

Avelino Acero obtained his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Madrid in 1971. He worked for Corsan from 1971 until 1986, when he joined FCC. He has been with the company for 23 years as Head of Railway and Metro Projects.

Under his management, the company has undertaken a range of railway projects including high-speed rail infrastructure and construction, upgrading and widening of conventional railway lines, large station construction and, in particular, construction of new subway lines as part of the Metro de Madrid expansion project.

Acero managed FCC's construction of 350 kilometres of high-speed railway (including 112 kilometres of tunnels), 75 kilometres of Metro lines (primarily in Madrid), and the last four big stations built in Spain: the AVE high-speed rail stations in Seville (Santa Justa), Madrid (Atocha) and Zaragoza (Delicias), and the commuter train station in Puerta del Sol (Madrid), inaugurated in June 2009.

Acero has been recognised for his work on significant engineering projects, including the construction of the Guadarrama tunnels on the high-speed railway line to northern and northwestern Spain, and the extension of Line 3 of Madrid Metro.

He is a member of many professional bodies, and is Vice-Chairman of the Spanish Association for Tunnels and Underground Works (AETOS). He has given keynote speeches at various academic conferences, including at Madrid School of Civil Engineering and School of Architecture. He is a member of the Academic Council for the Master's Programme in Tunnels and Underground Engineering sponsored by the School of Civil Engineering, Madrid Polytechnic University and the Spanish Association of Tunnels and Underground Works.

FCC has also appointed Alejandro Cisneros Muller as Head of Transport Zone IX, José Luis Álvarez Poyatos as Head of Technical Services-Deputy General Manager, and Pedro Gómez Prad as Head of Studies and Tenders-Deputy General Manager.