Activity Report


OHL Industrial, a division created in 2008, specializes in the development of engineering and construction of large industrial turnkey plants.


During 2015, OHL Industrial has maintained its commitment to become a leading company in the field of EPC projects (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), complementing its activity with the provision of operation and maintenance of industrial plants, engineering and construction of equipment for the mining and cement segments, and the development of fire and safety systems.

Sales in this division in 2015 totaled 352 million euros, an increase of 50.3% over the previous year. In the Oil&Gas and mining markets, the sharp drop in oil prices and stagnation in minerals have reduced investment and increased competition.

In line with the Strategy Update 2020, OHL Industrial has focused its international development in the home markets of the OHL Group, achieving major contracts in Mexico and Chile.

Position of OHL Industrial

Clear international focus.

Development of EPC projects and operation and maintenance (O&M) service provider.

Concentration of activity in power generation, mining, cement and Oil & Gas, maintenance of the solids transport facilities and fire protection and security businesses.

EPC projects

The award in Mexico of the Empalme I combined cycle marked the most significant milestone in the scope of EPC projects in 2015
Cogeneration plant at the Francisco Madero I refinery, in Mexico.

In the field of EPC contracts, the most significant milestone in 2015 was the adjudication in Mexico, by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), of the 770 MW Empalme I Combined Cycle Power Plant, in the state of Sonora. It is the first power plant of this type that OHL Industrial has built under a turnkey contract. Also, in Mexico has continued with the implementation of major EPC energy and Oil&Gas projects:

  • The 60 MW cogeneration plant in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz) and 30 MW in the Francisco Madero I refinery (Tamaulipas).
  • The hydrogen plant in the Ing. Hector R. Lara Sosa refinery (Nuevo León), the solidifying sulfur plant (Veracruz) and booster station in Degollado (Jalisco).

In Guatemala, OHL Industrial is executing once of the largest renewable energy projects in the country: Xacbal Delta hydroelectric plant with 57.7 MW. In Honduras, it’s in operation, since June 2015, the conveyance and storage facility of shale and limestone, as well as the new grinding facility of 900 tph for the Cementos del Norte factory. In Uruguay, we have delivered 64.8 MWp La Jacinta solar PV plant, the first large-scale solar PV power plant in this country and one of the largest in Latin America. It supplies 35,000 households and reduces CO2 emissions by around 74,142 tons per year. In Oman, the division is executing a contract for modernization of two hydrocarbon plants, the Saih Nihayda Gas Plant and Saih Rawl processing plant. Lastly, in Jordan, OHL Industrial is developing a strategic storage terminal with a capacity of 340,000 tons of oil derivatives and 10,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Engineering and provision of equipment

Plant for Cementos del Norte, in Honduras.

Mining and cement

In 2015, OHL Industrial was awarded the contract to supply 30 new equipment and modernization of four existing for Cementos Fortaleza factory in Tula de Allende, Mexico. The division has also been awarded the extension of the lead ore, copper and zinc treatment line for the Colquijirca Mine in Pasco, Peru, owned by Sociedad Minera El Brocal. This project arose from the relationship with the client, secured after the successful two EPC projects in the same mine. In addition, OHL Industrial has finished the supply 36 conveyors and 16 processing drums for the fertilizer plant of the mining company Ma'aden Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia.

Fire systems, security and telecommunications

In Spain, the division has been awarded new contracts for the design, supply and installation of passive protection in most of the nuclear power plants, including HVAC (Heating, Ventilanting and Air Conditioning) ducts in Ascó and Almaraz. We would also highlight the work in the period on the refueling of the Cofrentes nuclear and installations at the new alternative emergency management centers. In the field of active protections the awards have increased in refineries (Cepsa), industrial, food and mining projects for automated warehouses of Mayoral and Mango, OSI Foods and EMED Tartessus, among others. In construction and infrastructure, the division has implemented the communication, security and fire protection systems the in Terrassa stations of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya. In the international market, Chepro has opened an office in Mexico -Chepro MEX- and has been awarded a contract for hospital facilities for the Adolfo Gustavo Fricke Hospital, in Chile. Also, has commissioned the fire extinguishing systems in a power plant in Suez (Egypt).

Service contracts

Arenales solar thermal plant, in Spain.

The performance of operation and maintenance (O&M) service contracts has been remarkably positive in 2015, with all contracts achieving high yields and production values. We would highlight the rhyolite crusher for Minera Escondida (BHP Billiton) plant in Chile, which has reached 100% of the guaranteed values and contract objectives. In the same country, O&M activities have consolidated with the award of the copper treatment plant for Codelco, reaching production values above 610,000 tons per month. Thanks to this work, OHL Industrial was named preferred contractor for Codelco's Ministro Hales Division in, awarding the leaching contract for the oxide plant. In Uruguay, since October 2015 has taken over the operation and maintenance of the La Jacinta Solar PV plant, where availability values exceed 99.5%. Also, the Arenales Thermosolar Plant, with 50 MW, in Morón de la Frontera (Seville), the 50 MW biomass plant in San Juan del Puerto (Huelva), both in Spain, have exceeded the expected values. In Mexico, the Pajaritos cogeneration plant complex in Coatzacoalcos has be successfully completed, as has the EPC project management contract for the 42-inch pipeline for Los Ramones 2, north and south.