first_imgThe last delivery of steel dams to save Venice from the effects of the tide started yesterday on the barge for the transport of special cargo from the Shipbuilding Industry Split.Brodosplit thus delivered 63 dams measuring 27-30 by 20 meters, 4-5 meters high and weighing approx. 300 tons, a job worth more than 75 million euros that includes 20.000 tons of installed steel with other corrosion protection, finishing equipment and transport works.”The workers of Brodosplit are extremely proud of this work because it was achieved in a world competition in strong international competition between numerous shipbuilders and manufacturers of steel structures. It will forever remain inscribed on the list of companies that participated in one of the largest construction projects in the history of Italy and contributed to saving Venice from the great problems created by its tide. ” stand out from Brodosplit. Such large projects were an opportunity to hire and show quality work to institutions and other companies in Croatia, such as the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering in Zagreb, where material quality tests were performed, and / or the company Gumiimpex from Varaždin, which produced demanding segments, rubber bumpers which, when the dams are lowered to the seabed, accept all their weight and return them to a horizontal position with the absorbed energy.The project to save Venice from the effects of the tide is called MOSE (tal. Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), is an integrated protection system consisting of a series of mobile dams capable of closing entrances to four canals leading to the Venetian Lagoon when the tide exceeds a certain level (110 cm) up to a maximum of 194 cm. These are the Lido Tre Porti, Malamocco, Chioggia and Lido San Nicolò passes, and the project envisages the installation of a total of 78 dams, with a lifespan of about 100 years.The dams are constructed as special tanks filled with air or water. Filled with water they lie at the bottom of the sea, and filled with air they rise towards the surface of the sea and close the entrances to the lagoon. When the air is released, it will refill with water and lie on the bottom of the sea.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”last_img

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