PRESS AREA
13 December 2012
Costa Concordia Wreck - Piacenza’s Mega-Framework
13 December 2012
Metax, Cima S.p.A. - Costa Concordia
The first of the six structures produced by Cima S.p.A is ready. It will be installed under water, in order to allow the parbuckling of the ship ran aground at the Giglio Island.

The lever used to raise the - Costa Concordia wreck comes from Piacenza. Cima S.p.A. produced the huge, welded pipes of this gigantic structure, that is, the parts, which will then be assembled on the floating workshops of Livorno and Ravenna.
This is a highly specialized task: after proper drilling, the frameworks will be cemented to the seabed to the Giglio Island, and will act as a kind of board, on which the wreck will lain against during the parbuckling process, getting it ready to be dismantled in distant harbors, probably in India or China.

The consortium is lead by the American company “Titan Salvage”, which, along with the company Micoperi from Ravenna, will handle the removal of the wreck that weighs over 120 thousand tons.
As Ettore Dordoni, Cima S.p.A.’ C.E.O. explains, his company designed the pipes, each of which weighs 30 tons and is 12 -16 meters long.
There are four or five Italian steel companies capable of carrying out a similar task, since they have the necessary specific machinery, thus being able to fulfill the respective protocols and directives.
Cima S.p.A. is the offspring of one of Piacenza’s great tradition: it was founded in 1961 by Pompilio Dordoni and Lodovico Necchi, and operated with the local cement plants: Cementirossi from Piacenza, Unicem from Piacenza and Vernasca.

Today, Cima S.p.A is the flagship of the local entrepreneurship: it has hundred employees and a strong international penetration. In addition to medium-heavy carpentry division, it also avails itself of Metax, the geotechnical division that handles pumps and systems intended for oil wells and specialized construction industry.
Among the most relevant works, in which Cima S.p.A. operates and has operated, we would like to highlight the following: the implementation of the "sarcophagus", which protects the core of the Chernobyl plant, the involvement in the building site of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, 2014, and in the building site of the Olympics Games in Rio, 2016, the involvement in the “Transcity” project - a tunnel connecting the southwestern and northern part of Brisbane, Australia, and in the “MOSE” building site (Lido Nord Treporti, Venice), which hat the aim of supporting of the gates that will protect the Venetian Lagoon from flooding. Well done!

Abstract of the article published in Libertà – December 14, 2012