ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño produces the centenary event for the Seira Hydroelectric Power Plant (Huesca)

December 3, 2018 | Events

APD was responsible for the set design and technical production of the event, which was attended by more than 100 people.

APD produced a commemorative video that was shown at the event, featuring the most important moments from the plant’s history. 

The plant was a milestone in the development of the Alto Aragón region and produces enough renewable electricity to supply the equivalent of 20,000 homes.

ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) provided the set design and technical production for the event to commemorate the centenary of the Seira hydroelectric power plant in the district of La Ribagorza (Huesca), which was held on 7 November at the plant.

Construction of the Seira hydroelectric power plant, which took place between 1912 and 1918, was a decisive moment in the development of this region and became an important example of civil engineering at the start of the 19th century. One hundred years on, it is still producing renewable energy to supply the equivalent of around 20,000 households.

Dignitaries such as the Director General of Energy and Mining of the Regional Government of Aragón, Alfonso Gómez; the Vice-chairman of ACCIONA, Juan Ignacio Entrecanales; and the Mayor of Seira, Daniel Larramona, as well as representatives from other organisations associated with the plant and the region, came together at the plant which is owned by ACCIONA Energy.

A 12-minute commemorative video, produced by APD and specifically commissioned to mark the centenary, was shown at the event and explained the history of the plant. The video includes some beautiful images from the era and testimonies from people associated with it, giving an idea of the challenges and difficulties that they had to overcome during its construction. These included the extreme physical conditions of the landscape and the weather, in addition to factors caused by the historical situation at that time, such as the First World War (1914-1918).

The event also remembered the work of all the plant’s employees during its 100 years, three of whom attended in person. A tribute was paid to the engineers that led the project to construct the power plant and the workers’ community, through their relatives and descendants, who were presented with a commemorative plaque designed by APD.