Italian Genie Distributor
for GTH products,
Simo S.r.l. , provided
with a new Genie
GTH-5021 R rotating
telehandler to support
the complex drilling
of a water tunnel, in
Rotating Telehandler Adds
Versatility on Tunnel Job
he new tunnel, named the Pavoncelli Bis, has
been designed to replace the original early 20th
century Pavoncelli Tunnel, that was closed fol-
lowing damage caused by an earthquake that affected
the Campania region surrounding Naples, in 1980.
Like the original construction, the new tunnel will
serve to capture spring water at its source in the moun-
tains of the region of Campania, before it is carried
further south, via the Sele-Calore and main Apulian
Aqueduct, to the 1.3 million inhabitants of the Puglia
region, where this spring water is key for their main
Construction of the new tunnel commenced in 1985,
but was never finished. Since, Caposele has been com-
missioned to complete the project.
Caposele S.c.a.r.l. is consortium comprising Vianini
Lavori SpA., Ghella SpA. and Giuzio srl that was created
specifically to manage the complex construction project
of the “Pavoncelli Bis” water tunnel on the section of
Sele-Calore Aquaduct (leading to the Apullian Aqueduct).
The project design is being managed by Tecnic
Consulting Engineers SpA.
and Vianini Ingegneria SpA.
To adapt to challenging
job-site conditions, Caposele
needed a versatile machine
combining the power and the
ability to perform a wide
range of routine tasks, as well
as handling and transporting
heavy 2-ton (4,409 lb) pallets
of steel girders, piping, and
other heavy materials.
These had to be carried to
and from the storage yard
over extremely rough and in-
clined terrain to the tunnel
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