Advanced work is underway in the SAFEWAY project

News date: April 6, 2021
Advanced work is underway in the SAFEWAY project

Implementation of the SAFEWAY project (eng. Safe way) Budimex SA started in September 2018. It is a project financed by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 program. The project involves the creation of an online platform based on a geographic information system (GIS) used to process and distribute the data among public administration authorities, infrastructure managers, passengers and transport companies – all of the users of such transport networks as roads, railways, airports and seaports. The implementation of the planned 10 task packages will take 42 months and end in 2022. Budimex SA, as a partner of Ferrovial Construction, is taking part in four of them.


The platform will facilitate decision-making as well as defining the activities and preventive measures in the scope of maintaining and using the infrastructure in emergency situations due to natural disasters, such as fire or flood, as well as those caused by people, such as accidents and acts of terrorism.


At the moment, Budimex is working on a crisis management plan to support the SAFEWAY Internet platform. Qualified members of the BIM team and the Innovation Office of Budimex SA are also involved in the project. The expected results of SAFEWAY are a fivefold improvement in mobility and lower infrastructure maintenance costs by at least 20%. The project is also to lead to a significant transport infrastructure safety improvement, the development of comprehensive tools including an application for predicting and mitigating the effects of extreme events in all types of road traffic accidents.


The main consortium members of the project are: Ferrovial Construction (Spain), Universidad De Vigo (Spain), Stiftelsen Norges Geotekniske Institutt (Norway), The Chancellor, Masers and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Ingenieria Insitu S.L. (Spain), Demo Consultants BV (Netherlands), Universidade Do Minho (Portugal), Planetek Italia SRL (Italy), Infrastructure Management Consultants GMBH (Switzerland), Infrastruturas de Portugal SA (Portugal), Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (United Kingdom), BeTR Ben Rutten Technology Research (The Netherlands), Innovactory International B.V. (The Netherlands), Transportokonomisk Institutt (Norway).