Terzo Valico dei Giovi – Nodo di Genova Progetto Unico: Webuild completes more than 82% of planned excavations with latest breakthrough in Valico Tunnel

  • The latest TBM opening on the Valico tunnel will be the longest in Italy

  • 5,000 workers and more than 2,500 enterprises are involved in one of the most complex engineering projects

  • A project to increase the competitiveness of the Liguria region and the entire country, with the new Dam in Genoa to be built in Webuild

GENOA, December 4, 2022Webbuild finished More than 82% of the planned excavation for Progetto Unico Terzo Valico dei Giovi – Nodo di Genova (Terzo Valico dei Giovi-Genoa Junction Combined Project) in collaboration with the engineering firm Italferr On behalf of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, the Italian state railway operator Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane under the control of Extraordinary Commissioner Calogero Mauseri.

This important event was celebrated today opening A tunnel wall in one of the tunnels between Polzevera and Cravasco’s work area. Valico tunnel, when completed, will be the longest train in Italy at 27 kilometers. According to the schedule, the total tunnel excavation planned for both directions of the future railway service is 30 kilometers. Excavations began at the southern end of the planned tunnel in the Liguria region, continued under the ridge, and approached the northern end of the project next to the Piedmont region.

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It is an honor to be here. This is an event that fills me with joy,” Pietro Salini, CEO of Webuild said. “Here we are about to witness the demolition of another barrier in the project, which can be seen as the Messina Strait Bridge to the North, an unusual virtual bridge that connects people and goods traveling from the port of Genoa to other destinations. Italy, Europe. We started working on the project 2012 on very difficult ground The best Italian resources and companies participate daily. Thanks to them, there were 40 percent fewer accidents than the national average, but we need to pay attention to zero. This project will increase the capacity of the port of Genoa and attract more commercial activities, and soon we will join another project that will be launched with the same objective: the Sea Dam (Diga Foraneya), (Terzo Valico) together with the combined project will improve logistics operations in Liguria and increase the competitiveness of the whole country..”

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During this time, an important success was achieved Religious feast of St. Barbaracelebrated as the patron saint of miners and miners Archbishop Niccolo Anselmi of Rimini with the participation of Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Matteo SalviniProject Commissioner Kalogero Maukeri, Giovanni Toti, President of Liguria and Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa, Pietro Salini, CEO of Webuild and Luigi Ferraris, CEO of Gruppo FS Italiane.

The discovery is the latest phase of the two-year excavation of the Nodo di Genova (Crossroads of Genoa). Webuild is building the largest sustainable mobility project in Italy, working simultaneously on 22 sites between Liguria and Piedmont. More than 5,000 workers and more than 2,500 small and medium enterprises – directly and indirectly – 900 based on contracts in any region, with a total value of 3.8 billion euros.

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The new high-speed / high-capacity railway will have a total length of 53 km, of which 70% will be underground. It will pass through 14 municipalities in the regions of Genoa and Alessandria. The railway will have three tunnels, the longest of which is Valiko. Work in various fields uses two methods of tunneling: the traditional drilling and blasting method and the mechanized method using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). The railway will be an important part of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor of the Trans-European transport network.TEN-T). Train journey times between Genoa and Milan are expected to decrease by 33% and contribute to a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions.


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