Webuild has announced the start of the construction of New Breakwater located off the Port of Genoa project in Italy.
The 6.2-km breakwater will strengthen the role of the port system in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN.T). The project involves the construction of marine infrastructure designed to protect basins and port facilities from climate change, acting as a bastion on the sea. The foundation will reach a depth of 50 m. 7 million tons of rock material will be used to build the base. 100 precast concrete caissons will be placed along the base, reaching a scale of 35 m wide, 67 m long and up to 33 m high. The construction of the breakwater will provide safe access to the port for modern ships. When completed, the port will have an 800-m long revolving basin, which will provide more space for cargo, passenger and cruise ships.
The project will be carried out by the PERGENOVA BREAKWATER consortium led by Webuild with partners Fincantieri Infrastructure Opere Marittime, Fincosit and Sidra. It is being commissioned by the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority. The first phase of construction of the breakwater should be completed by 2026.