Industrial Installations

The most important sector in which the projects carried out by this Company stand out is the construction of industrial facilities for cement manufacturing, a sector in which it is the Spanish benchmark for project development capacity, innovation in new construction processes lines or modification of existing ones and commitment to achieve the client’s objectives, having made all kinds of Projects in practically all Spanish cement factories, well integrated into the general basic design team (POLYSIUS, FLS, STHIM MACHINERY, IBAU, etc. .) or acting directly on behalf of the Property.

CEMENT INDUSTRY

Cement industry has been the most specific branch where the company has been present since the beginning.

Throughout its professional life, the Company has actively contributed to the evolution of the cement industry in Spain:

  • From 1970 to 1978: the cement industry takes off, with an increase of more than 15 million tons per year of the Spanish production capacity. This is the period where new factories or new lines in existing factories are built.
  • From 1978 to 1982: the factories become more efficient. Several mill modification projects are carried out, along with the installation of preheater towers and precalciners systems.
  • Years 1980: change of the combustion systems because of the oil crisis. Coal mills and storage facilities are built in most of the Spanish factories.
  • Years 1990: energy efficiency improvement and diversification of finished products. Separators and roller press mills are built as well as different types of silos.
  • From 1992 to 1996: environmental awareness leads to several improvements. Most of the open or in hall clinker storages are replaced with big capacity silo systems.

Throughout all those stages, the Company has been responsible for most of the design of all the Projects carried out in Spain, gaining a total knowledge of the all the processes and equipments involved and constantly updating the designs according to the most efficient structural and architectural typologies.

At the same time, the Company found opportunities abroad where she has started and increased its activity, and carried out projects in Portugal, Francia, Marruecos, Argelia, Egipto, Mauritania, Méjico, Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, República Dominicana, Filipinas, Paraguay, Argentina, Cuba, República Dominicana, Guatemala, Estados Unidos, Libia, Letonia, Namibia, Bulgaria, Brasil, Benín, Australia, Perú, Indonesia, Colombia y Bolivia

Depending on the main Contract features, our clients are both the cement plant owners or investors, or the suppliers of mechanical equipment.

As industrial civil engineering and generally the heavy industry share the same design philosophy, it is worth highlighting that the Company has a significant presence in the iron and steel industry (it has recently been responsible for the civil works allowing the replacement of the blast furnaces and for the syntherisation in the ARCELOR factories in Spain) as well as the new steel plant in Balboa (Spain) , the sugar industry (the Company is the civil engineering office for AZUCARERA EBRO, S.L.), the flour industry (recent projects for the new HARICANA and HARIVASA factories) and petrochemical industry (civil engineering subcontractor for the plants of Luján de Cuyo-YPF- and Petropower Tacahuano – Chile).

 

IRON & STEEL INDUSTRY

Throughout its professional life, the Company has actively contributed in the development of the steel industry in Spain, specifically in the Factories of Integral steel in Aboño and Veriña (ARCELOR-Asturias) and SIDERÚRGICA BALBOA in Badajoz.

ENERGY

Within the Energy Industry this Company has developed Construction Projects for renewable energy plants (biodiesel, solar, etc.) and new installations at conventional generation plants.

Our engineering supply usually includes the development of the Basic Project in order to obtain the legal permits and licenses, preparation of the Bidding Documents for the request of prices to the pre-selected contractors and assistance in the selection of bids, and simultaneous completion of the Execution Project in order to formalize the Construction Contract and to start the works.

FOOD INDUSTRY

This Company has developed important Construction Projects within the food industry, from complete factories (HARINERA CANARIA in Las Palmas, HARINERA VILAFRANQUINA in Els Mojons, Malting Plant in Sevilla for INTERMALTA) to partial installations (Packing Centre of AZUCARERA EBRO in Benavente, Malt Silo in DAMM – La Moravia).

Our engineering supply usually includes the development of the Basic Project in order to obtain the legal permits and licenses, preparation of the Bidding Documents for the request of prices to the pre-selected contractors and assistance in the selection of bids, and simultaneous completion of the Execution Project in order to formalize the Construction Contract and to start the works.

STORAGE SILOS

Being part of the construction projects and installations of the heavy industry, especially in the cement and meal industry, we find the bulk storage silos, with a capacity up to 90.000 – 100.000 Ton, in which development MSFPA, S.A. has traditionally been an outstanding company.

Either in reinforced or prestressed concrete, in steel sheet solution or even with inflated sheet and grouted concrete technology, the range of silos designed and brought into operation by this company is enormous: for all types of stored materials, with the precise functional requirements of food products, complying with the specialized technologies required for potentially explosive materials and even outstanding thermal effects of bulks and powdery materials at high temperatures.

Also singular solutions have been designed for functional modifications and modernization of the aeration and emptying systems of existing silos, either with new typologies of inverted steel cones or with precast concrete elements, optimizing the deadlines and cost required by this type of delicate works, usually developed with the installation under operation and inside old tanks and obsolete cement silos.

The table below shows  the  summary of big capacity silos designed by MSFPA, S.A. in the last years. A large number of silos under 10.000 Ton designed by this Company have not been included in the list.