Contractors World International
Contractors World International Vol 6 No 4
An interesting application in the Cifa concrete
product range is the casting the ballasts of the
gate housing caissons of Venice's Mose project - a
project that is a vast intervention plan to protect
Venice and its lagoon.
mplemented by the Italian State (Ministry of
Infrastructure and Transport, Provveditorato
Interregionale per le Oper Pubbliche del
Triveneto) through the Venezia Nuova Consortium,
the Venice project involves many national and local
construction and engineering companies.
A vast programme of activities to protect the city against
flooding and high tides and rebalance the ecosystem of
the lagoon. The mobile flood barriers at the lagoon in-
lets represent the latest and most important piece of this
great work of coastal and environmental protection.
The system consists of 4 mobile barriers at the inlets
that connect the lagoon with the Adriatic sea. These bar-
riers will operate
by blocking high
tides, which could cause floods. They will remain invisible
on the seabed the rest of the time.
There will be 2 rows of mobile
gates at the Lido inlet, 1 at the
Malamocco inlet, and 1 at the Chi-
oggia inlet - a total of 78 gates.
The Lido inlet measures 800 m
and is twice the size of the other
two. Moreover, it has two channels
with varying depth (Lido Treporti
north and Lido San Nicolò south).
This is why it required two rows of
mobile gates connected by an artifi-
cial island located at the confluence
of the two channels.
The Malamocco and Lido San
Nicolò inlets are managed by Grandi
Lavori Fincosit and Federico Zanett
is in charge of the transport and
Concrete Helping To
Protect Venice Heritage
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trato alle Acque
di Venezia - Con-