SOCOTEC participates in the construction of the new bridge in Genoa
Our experts provided laboratory testing to control the quality of construction materials and supplies and monitored the construction.
Name: Construction of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa
Client: PERGENOVA S.C.p.A. (Fincantieri Infrastructure e Salini Impregilo)
Date: 2019 ; project completion expected in July 2020
SOCOTEC is proud to be part of the construction of the new bridge of Genoa, made of a continuous 1067 meters steel deck, with 19 spans and supported by 18 reinforced concrete elliptical piers.
SOCOTEC supports the consortium PERGENOVA in the construction of the new bridge of Genoa. Our experts provided laboratory testing to control the quality of construction materials and supplies and monitored the construction. This activity was carried out by SOCOTEC staff at a fast pace, the same pace that characterized the speed of realization of the work that required human resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SOCOTEC was key in the success of this great work, as it provided crucial services :
- geognostic/geotechnical investigations and corresponding monitoring for the initial planning of the new bridge
- geophysical surveys with cutting-edge georadar technology,
- tests of the foundation piles and dynamic monitoring of the concrete piles,
- supply and installation of sensors for real-time temperature control of concrete.
The great trust shown by the clients towards SOCOTEC was reciprocated with the punctual and high-quality service provided.
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"By contributing to the construction of the new bridge of Genoa, working alongside world-class actors of the infrastructure sector, SOCOTEC helped heal the wound to the heart of Genoa."