Ferrovial and Microsoft agree digital innovation alliance

Ferrovial and Microsoft already work together on the former’s smart roads project

Ferrovial and Microsoft have agreed a global alliance to advance the development of sustainable digital solutions for the construction, infrastructure and mobility industries.

The agreement includes the two companies working on the digitalisation of Ferrovial’s operations, including process automation, frontline worker communications and project collaboration, AI technologies, and the development of zero trust cyber security models

The agreement also includes the search for new ways of building and providing energy for the optimisation of Microsoft’s data centres, and the development of innovative technological initiatives and solutions that enable sustainable development.

The pair will also collaborate on data capture and processing solutions to improve sustainability objectives at operational and corporate levels. These include the intelligent collection of emissions data and the creation of dynamic reporting on business activity, such as carbon and water footprints.

Ferrovial and Microsoft already collaborate on the so-called AIVIA Smart Roads project for the development of 5G-connected highways.

“This alliance represents a common vision and strategy around the value of digitalisation and sustainability being a unique opportunity for co-innovation and development of digital solutions to accelerate the digitalisation of our infrastructures,” said Ignacio Madridejos, CEO of Ferrovial.

“We share with Ferrovial a strategic commitment to innovation, digitalisation and sustainability, which we want to take to the next level with this alliance. The experience and leadership of both companies will enable us to advance the joint development of sustainable digital solutions to transform the construction, infrastructure and mobility industries,” added Alberto Granados, president of Microsoft Spain.

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