Piombino, Italy (PortSEurope) December 3, 2018 – Expanding the port of Piombino with the support of new settlements capable of creating work and development: this is in short the content that unites the two memoranda of signed today in Piombino by the Tuscany Region, Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority), Municipality, New Pignone-BHGE and Piombino Industrie Marittime Srl.
Investment of around €54 million ($ 61.23 million) is planned.
President of the Tuscany Region, Enrico Rossi said, “We are building the conditions to revive Piombino as an important place for employment, work, development of Tuscany. The agreements we sign today have this purpose: to re-launch the port, to attract investments, to create new opportunities for a few hundred jobs”.
The agreement with Nuovo Pignone will create a facility for the assembly and testing of large industrial modules for the compression of the gas or the production of electrical energy by Nuovo Pignone, acompany of the Baker Hughes group at GE company (BHGE).
It is estimated that the total investment may be in the order of €40 million ($45.36 million).
Nuovo Pignone BHGE has expressed its interest in creating this settlement due to the characteristics assumed in recent years by the Darsena Nord of the port of Piombino: possibility of direct access to the port dock, draft at 20 meters depth, availability of new yards in progress consolidation with surface up to 200,000 m².
The agreement with Pim will create a port centre for the dismantling of ships according to the eco-compatible principles of recycling established by EU regulations. This is the underlying objective of the memorandum of understanding signed today by the Region, Municipality, AdSP and Piombino Industrie Marittime Srl.
Pim, a company controlled by the Neri group, leader in maritime services, is a company specialized in Ship Recycling, or the eco-compatible naval demolition.
The perspective is to make Piombino become the only centre of the Mediterranean to perform this function. A perspective with economic and employment implications: to realize the estimated investment of €14 million ($15.88 million), about 200 jobs will be created, including naval workers, engineers, technicians and employees.
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