Italy’s Livorno Port to undergo improvement works totalling €383 million

Italy’s Livorno Port to undergo improvement works totalling €383 million

The Temporary Grouping of Companies (RTI), a consortium that includes Societa Italiana Dragaggi and Fincantieri Infrastructure Opere Marittime, has been awarded a contract by Italy’s North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority for the construction of sea defence works and dredging activities.

The combined projects, which have a total approximate value of €383 million (US$420 million), will allow the Port of Livorno in Western Tuscany to double its commercial traffic volume, specifically the traffic volume of newer container vessels.

The works, which will start by this summer and last around four and a half years, will include executive design, site set-up, ordnance clearance, and preliminary investigations. The next stage will involve the construction of a new 4.6-kilometre outer breakwater and 2.3 kilometres of inner breakwaters through the supply and laying of approximately five million tonnes of material.

The dredging will involve a volume of around 16 million cubic metres and will be carried out in the areas of the new defence works along with the deepening of the access channel and the inner docks. The dredged sediments will be used to form the new service areas of the Darsena Europa dock and in part for the replenishment of the coastline between Marina di Pisa and Livorno.

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