GHESA Ingeniería y Tecnología S.A. is one of the leading engineering companies in Europe, and also has a global presence. It was initially constituted for the development of projects in the electricity sector, particularly for power generation. Since then, the company has become widely diversified in other fields in which it has been possible to achieve synergy of technological capabilities and project management know-how.
GHESA was established in 1963 by major Spanish electric utilities in collaboration with the American consulting engineering company Gibbs & Hill, Inc. (NY). The latter assumed the role of technology partner until the takeover by the Spanish participants in 1992.
In 1971, after the launch of the second phase of the Spanish Nuclear Program, GHESA promoted the creation of Empresarios Agrupados (EA) in collaboration with other Spanish engineering companies to share capacities and resources for the development of nuclear power stations and other large projects for thermoelectric generation.
At the moment, GHESA, with a staff of over 600, together with the Empresarios Agrupados consortium, with global resources of some 1000 people, constitute one of the most important engineering groups in Europe: they have technological management capacities to develop a range of complex projects, both nationally and internationally.