- NTT DATA will create the world's first Centre of Excellence for innovation and development of technology solutions for infrastructure
- The two partners will assess new business models in various fields such as data center construction and operation
London, 05/09/2023 – Ferrovial, a global infrastructure operator that originated in Spain, and NTT DATA, a Japanese technology consulting firm, have announced a strategic partnership to drive the digital transformation of the infrastructure and transportation sector globally.
The alliance combines the resources, experience and expertise of both companies in their respective areas of specialisation. The objective is to promote innovative solutions that improve efficiency and sustainability while exploring new opportunities to ensure the partnership leads the way at a global level. This will be achieved by leveraging both partners' services and products in various fields, such as the construction and operation of data centres. NTT DATA's technology capabilities will accelerate the digitalisation of Ferrovial across all markets and will be applied to a diversified portfolio of projects, such as toll management systems on its toll roads. NTT DATA will act as Ferrovial's technology partner, focusing on growth in North America.
Moreover, as part of the agreement, NTT DATA will also establish a Centre of Excellence in Digital Solutions for transport and energy infrastructures in Spain, which will apply the most advanced digital solutions to address the sector's current challenges.
The centre will be instrumental in driving and co-developing Ferrovial's global projects from Spain; it will address asset management, improve business planning tools, and develop solutions for operating energy infrastructures in a way that advances sustainability. This work will rely on technologies linked to automation, generative artificial intelligence, and digital twins to jointly explore their application in potential markets.
"The creation of the first centre of excellence of its kind in the world, here in Spain, hinges on combining the two groups' complementary capabilities. From this unique initiative in Madrid, we will develop innovative solutions that will put us at the forefront of our industry”, said Ignacio Madridejos, CEO of Ferrovial.
Ferrovial will not only apply these solutions to improve its own process performance, but the experience of using them in the company's own projects will enable the infrastructure operator to have an impact on the development of the broader industry by driving technological progress.
"The synergies with Ferrovial will enable us to leverage all our technological expertise in the infrastructure and transportation industry. With this agreement, we will drive the digital transformation of the industry and advance in terms of efficiency and sustainability,” commented Sergi Biosca, CEO of NTT DATA Spain.
Noriyuki Kaya, Chief Digital Assets Officer at NTT DATA, Inc., added: “This agreement is strategic for the NTT DATA Group because it is a tangible example of how we can combine the transversality of an international group and our end-to-end capabilities with Ferrovial's solid commitment to innovation and digitalization as vectors of growth at a global level”.
Ferrovial, a leading global infrastructure operator, is committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company operates in more than 15 countries and has a workforce of over 24,000 professionals worldwide, close to 5,500 of them in Spain. Ferrovial is dually listed on the Dutch and Spanish stock exchanges and is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index. It is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good, and all its operations are conducted in compliance with the principles of the UN Global Compact, which the company adopted in 2002.