The construction site started up by the successful tenderer of the works put out to tender by the Port System Authority, Ferrari ing. Ferruccio Srl. And already today operations should begin at the Tiv container terminal, destined to host cruise ships in this provisional phase. It will be a race against time, given that the time schedule established by the Port was 105 days of work, which would mean ending no earlier than the end of April, with a cost of around 2 and a half million euros. Same time foreseen also for the adaptation of the Vecon terminal, which requires fewer interventions and also a budget of about half: in fact, here it is only a question of arranging the fences and road access, while Tiv needs more important works, involving both civil and plant engineering works. In both cases, a tensile structure will also have to be built for some passengers.
The big companies
The problem is that the two main companies that would like to leave Venice again in 2022, namely MSC and Costa, have already fixed ships between the end of March and the beginning of April. The first to arrive, according to what is reported on their official websites, it should be the Ms. Symphony, which from 26 March until the tour of the Adriatic with stops in Kotor (Montenegro), Mikonos and Santorini (Greece) and Bari; and then the Harmony from 10 April. Costa Crociere scheduled from April 17th the Costa Luminosa and from the 20th the Deliziosa. But they must all be confirmed and so far it seems that the two terminal operators – as well as the Venice Roportmos which manages the port of Fusina (which will still be able to accommodate only medium-small ships) – have not yet received any information.
Mose and the Venezia Nuova Consortium
A race against time also that of the Venezia Nuova Consortium, which on the front instead of safeguarding the city from high waters, is working to succeed finally restart the work of the Mose, stopped for months due to the financial crisis of the pool of companies. Liquidator Massimo Miani is working intensively with his staff on a maxi-agreement on a total debt of up to 300 million euros, if we also include the provisions for risks for the various lawsuits still standing and red of Comar, the company in which CVN is invested. Monday the court of Venice granted the Consortium a 60-day extension of the deadline for the arrangement plan, which would have expired on 29 December and therefore has now been moved to 28 February. Actually the CVN points to not from any piano, but come to an agreement to be able to withdraw the application. For now, both the consortium companies and the installers and various suppliers have signed up, while there are no large companies (which by now have stepped aside and with which various lawsuits are open) and also the Superintendency: in reality the technical-administrative committee has already given the ok, but other formal passages are missing, such as the ok from the Superior Council of Works, the State Attorney’s Office and the Court of Auditors. The hope that in any case all the necessary signatures will be available by February 28th.
The restart of the construction sites
Meanwhile Miani and his technicians are also working on restarting the construction sites. In recent days it was also necessary to overcome a problem relating to the first tranche of 40 million related to the maintenance of the Mose, which has not yet started given the long stop to the works and also that of the race won by Fincantieri. Not having been spent, there was the fear that they could return to Rome and be lost. We will use them in 2022, explains the administrator Fabio Riva. The Superintendency is also responding to the Court of Auditors who had asked for clarification on the seventh additional act.
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January 18, 2022 (change January 18, 2022 | 18:20)
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