Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) January 25, 2021 – The Italian government has issued a DPCM and appointed extraordinary commissioners to accelerate the planning and implementation of works of strategic interest (59 in all) and for a total value of €60 billion ($73 million)which will include port developments at Livorno, Genoa and Palermo. The presidents of the Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale will be extraordinary commissioners for the
process. A DPCM (Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers) is an administrative act issued by a minister in the context of the matters falling within the competence of his/her department. The ports: Livorno: Work – Darsena – Realization of the outer protection works and of the new port entrance with deepening of the seabed and construction of the container terminalEstimated cost – €860 millionFunding €250 million – Tuscany Region – € 60 million; AdSP own funds – € 50 million; MIT € 200 million MIT – Infrastructure fund as per the 2018 stability lawExtraordinary commissioner: Luciano Guerrieri (President of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) – Appointment in progress Genoa: Work – Foranea Dam – The main objective of the construction of the new breakwater is to allow the port operations of the terminals of the Sampierdarena basin in safe conditions in relation to the access of large container ships . The construction process of the new breakwater is organized in two functional phases: Phase A is to ensure the operation of the Calata Bettolo terminal, guaranteeing access to the largest project vessels in the short term, and if possible, improve the operation of the other terminals that overlook the Sampierdarena canal, in compliance with current airport restrictions;Estimated cost – €700 millionFunding – The amount financed at the moment amounts to €13.564 million financed partly with state resources and partly with resources of theExtraordinary Commissioner: Paolo Emilio Signorini, President, Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority). Palermo: Work – Relaunch of the naval shipyard and the port-city interfaceThe works subject to the completion intervention for the safety of the 150TPL Basin in the Port of Palermo guarantee functionality to the dry dock and to the safety of launch operations, in a constantly evolving national regulatory context which, at present, does not allow this port function to develop adequately with respect to the expected reference target. In particular, the implementation of various works aimed at the construction and completion of works for the safety of specific infrastructural works is envisaged, and given the considerable economic commitment already made, it pays particular attention to the economic impact deriving from the definition of a work, which will allow the industrial plant to be maintained in the most appropriate point to ensure the compatibility, safety and sustainability of the different port functions in the Palermo area. The project that provides for the arrangement of the port water front of the Port of Palermo has the task of increasing the degree of permeability between the port and the city, reducing the visual and physical separation of the city from its waterfront.Estimated cost – €155 millionFunding – Operational Plan of the Infrastructure Development and Cohesion Fund 2014-2020, drawing on the resources of the latter, pursuant to Law no. 190, art. 1, paragraph 703, and of the CIPE resolution of 10 August 2016, n. 25, as well as the CIPE resolution of 1 December 2016, n. 54 and of the Del. CIPE of 28 February 2018 n. 12 “Fund for development and cohesion 2014 – 2020. Second Addendum Infrastructure operational plan (article 1, paragraph 703, letter c) of law no. 190/2014) Ministerial Decree n.353 of 08/13/2020 – CDP Mutual Infrastructure Fund pending the resolution on the PAC candidacy of the PON Infrastructures and Networks 2014-2020Extraordinary Commissioner: Pasqualino Monti, President, Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea Port Authority). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.