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Webuild Group celebrated a double breakthrough for the Terzo Valico dei Giovi high-speed/high-capacity railway it is building between Genoa and Milan to improve the port’s links with the rail network in northern Italy and the rest of Europe.
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The IRICAV 2 consortium led by the Webuild Group has signed a contract worth a total of about €2.5 billion to start work on the first section of a high-speed/high-capacity railway being developed between Verona and Padua and commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) (Gruppo FS Italiane). The signing comes as the Group forges ahead with Progetto Italia, a strategy to consolidate and strengthen Italy’s infrastructure sector. The Group owns 83% of the consortium (Webuild 45.44%, Astaldi 37.49%) and Hitachi Rail STS.
Fifteen months after construction began on Genoa’s new bridge, Webuild and Fincantieri deliver the keys to the completed structure to Marco Bucci, the city’s mayor and the project’s extraordinary commissioner. Work on the fixtures on the top part of the bridge is complete, the static load test certification has been issued, and the final inspection ahead of the opening of the bridge to traffic has been conducted. With the signing of the final documents to formalise the transfer of the bridge from the commissioner to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and, subsequently, the concession operator that will take charge of the bridge and open it.
Load tests have begun on Genoa’s new bridge following the near completion of the structure in a record 13 months by Webuild and Fincantieri. The tests, conducted by state motorways entity Anas and Rina, began with 16 lorries driving along the bridge during what is called phase zero of a preliminary assessment.
In Italy, the largest tunnel boring machine ever used in Europe successfully completed its drive in June. The supersize borer (Earth Pressure Balance Shield, diameter 15.87 m) made by Herrenknecht in Schwanau, Baden/Southern Germany, dug 7.5 km of highway tunnel through the Apennines. In cooperation with the customer, Herrenknecht designed a new system for the machine, to protect particularly the site crew from the expected methane gas deposits in the ground.
The first vehicle crossed Genoa’s new bridge. Aboard it was Pietro Salini, chief executive of Webuild, a global leader in the construction of complex infrastructure projects that built the bridge. The crossing was the first to be made by a private vehicle as Webuild brings the bridge to completion with Fincantieri and Italferr in record time.
Calabria celebrated the start of a public work that promises a new opportunity for economic growth and employment in southern Italy through the revival of infrastructure investment.
Salini Impregilo is changing its name to Webuild, with the message “bigger, stronger and ready to serve the nation” to accompany a publicity campaign that begins in Italy’s major newspapers and news websites. It also comes on the day that Salini Impregilo shareholders meet at their annual assembly to approve the new name of a Group that is ready to contribute to the revival of the Italian economy within the context of an infrastructure investment plan capable of creating thousands of jobs. The launch of the Company’s new name, which will soon be online at www.webuildgroup.com and on social media channels with the account name Webuild, signals the latest step in the Group’s evolution, becoming ever more global with a strong base in Italy. It is a process of growth for the Company under the management and coordination of Salini Costruttori SpA within the context of Progetto Italia (Project Italy), and also thanks to the support of CDP Equity SpA and the country’s main financial institutions (UniCredit, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco Popolare BPM) and investors who believe in the project.
Work continues on the high-speed railway between Naples and Bari currently under construction and involving Salini Impregilo and Astaldi, two protagonists of Progetto Italia, a project to create Webuild, a large group able to compete more effectively on international markets. At a time of national emergency with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), work on the Naples-Cancello section of the railway is going ahead with a workforce of 200 people and the support of subcontractors from various parts of Italy in full respect of the measures put in place to prevent infection.
Salini Impregilo and Astaldi have resumed work on the M4, the new metro line for Milan, and, together with the city, M4 SpA and other operators involved in the project, have reintroduced all the necessary measures to protect as much as possible the health of workers as they proceed with the strategic project for the city’s sustainable mobility.
A bridge in northern Italy has collapsed today.
Work at the construction site of Genoa’s new bridge is pursuing its course following the completion of the piers and the installation of 750 m of the deck with the hoisting of the latest section over the railway. It is being done while rigorously respecting the strictest safety measures for workers and applying the most rigid regulations to protect the health of all direct and indirect employees.
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The race continues on the construction of the Genoa Bridge: parallel works to prepare the next operations to raise the deck. Unique fast track model to quickly deliver the bridge to the city of Genoa
The Brenner Base Tunnel, an iconic project of sustainable mobility in Europe, received Italian Infrastructures and Transport Minister Paola De Micheli at the southernmost part of the construction site where Salini Impregilo is working on the Isarco River lot with Strabag, Consorzio Integra and Collini Lavori.
Workers have completed the installation of all the piers on the west side of the Polcevera riverbed in Genoa across which will stretch the bridge being built by PerGenova, a joint-venture between Salini Impregilo and Fincantieri. With the installation of Pier 1 to support a ramp of the A10 Highway, the number of piers completed has reached 15 out of a total of 18.
Epiroc AB, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, will consolidate the manufacturing of dimension stone industry equipment to India to increase efficiency. As a result the manufacturing in Italy will be closed.
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