CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE STUDI CONTAINERS
ANNO XXXVIII - Numero LUGLIO 2020
TUNNELLING RESTARTS IN GENOA ON TERZO VALICO RAIL PROJECT
The ceremony was attended by Mr Pietro Salini, CEO of Webuild
(formerly Salini Impeglio), Italy's infrastructure and transport
minister, Mr Paola De Micheli, Mr Calogero Mauceri, extraordinary
commissioner for the Terzo Valico dei Giovi and the Node, Mr
Maurizio Gentile, CEO of RFI, and the Archbishop of Genoa, Monsignor
"A ceremony was held in Genoa on July 21 to mark the
resumption of construction on the Genoa Node element of Italian
Rail Network's (RFI) €6.9bn Terzo Valico rail project
following a two-year suspension of work."
Resumption of tunnelling follows the signing of a contract
between RFI and the Cociv consortium led by the Webuild Group for
the design and construction of the Terzo Valico dei Giovi project.
The Genoa Node scheme involves the completion of civil works on
the Colombo, San Tomaso and Polcevera tunnels within 30 months at a
cost of €120m. Webuild says this will accelerate work on the
new 250km/h 53km line between Genoa, Novi Ligure and Tortona, which
is 40% complete, and includes 37km of tunnels.
RFI and Cociv also signed a contract for a link to connect the
new line with the existing railway in Novi Ligure and to construct a
siding for freight trains at San Bovo. The scheme includes the
construction of connections with the existing rail network at
Voltri, Genoa Parco Campo, and Tortona.
When it opens, the Terzo Valico project will cut the journey
time between Genoa and Milan from 1h 39min today to 50 minutes and
improve freight connections between the port of Genoa, northern
Italy, and northern Europe. Terzo Valico will form part of the
Rhine-Alps TEN-T corridor linking Genoa with Rotterdam, Antwerp and
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