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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
18/03/19 16:42

Inauguration of Fincantieri Infrastructure plant and steel cutting of the Genoa Bridge

Italian Prime Minister Conte and Transport Minister Toninelli attended the double ceremony held in the new plant of Valeggio sul Mincio, amid Verona and Mantua

The inauguration of Fincantieri Infrastructure production plant took place in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona and nearby Mantua, in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the Minister of Infrastructures and Transport Danilo Toninelli, welcomed by Fincantieri’s Chairman Giampiero Massolo and CEO Giuseppe Bono.

The first steel for the construction of the new Genoa bridge was also cut; the double ceremony was attended by Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa and Special Commissioner for reconstruction of the bridge, Alberto Maestrini, President of PerGenova, the company set up for the fulfilment of the project by Fincantieri and Salini Impregilo, today represented by its CEO Pietro Salini.

Fincantieri Infrastructure, incorporated two years ago, is the company through which Fincantieri operates in the field of infrastructures; specialized in the design, fabrication and installation of steel structures for complex projects, it was set up to enhance the Group’s diversification strategy, building upon the company’s experience in the construction of bridges and steel products.

In October 2018, Fincantieri seized an opportunity to increase its expertise in the sector and, through its subsidiary Fincantieri Infrastructure, took over the Cordioli company, based in Valeggio sul Mincio, from the extraordinary administration procedure handled by the Ministry of Economic Development.

This take-over has allowed to safeguard many workers’ jobs, with a view to further increase the workforce in the future, and to relaunch a company widely known for having contributed to several prestigious projects in Italy and abroad.

Thanks to Fincantieri, the industrial warehouses, which covers 110,000 sqm (30,000 of which are indoors), have been restored and equipped with new technologically-advanced systems for cutting, welding and working the steel, including large thicknesses.