Superintendent sounds alarm about MoSE: “The wear is serious”

Zincone: “Tubes and mechanical parts present very serious service life problems”. Work for the new Authority. Question swirl around who will lead the new Authority that will control MoSE. 17 November 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. “The wear on MoSE is more concerning than predicted”. So says the Superintendent of Public Works, Cinzia Zincone. In … More Superintendent sounds alarm about MoSE: “The wear is serious”

MoSE will not save San Marco: “The Basilica has never been in danger like now”

The head Procurator of San Marco, Carlo Alberto Tesserin speaks: “We cannot pretend that the problems are solved by the dams” [Ed. Note: Yesterday the tide rose high enough (over 130 cm) again to activate MoSE – and once again, it worked, and the city stayed dry. For the Basilica of San Marco however, which … More MoSE will not save San Marco: “The Basilica has never been in danger like now”

Venice, for the first time MoSE is raised against high water and succeeds in blocking the tide

The system of 78 mobile dams was activated at 8:35 on Saturday, and the operation was completed in 1 hour 17 min. The water level was contained at 70 – 75 cm at Punta Salute compared to 120 in open sea. Piazza San Marco and the Basilica remained dry as the city celebrated an “historic … More Venice, for the first time MoSE is raised against high water and succeeds in blocking the tide

MoSE will be raised for tides over 130cm

Special Commissioner for MoSE Elisibetta Spitz specifies the first threshold in the quarterly report on the work’s progress. 9 September 2020 VENEZIA. The safeguard threshold has been set at +130 cm with respect to Punta della Salute, over which would trigger raising the MoSE barriers to protect Venice from acqua alta. This action will protect … More MoSE will be raised for tides over 130cm

The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready – work is delayed six months

Dams are being controlled by the old room from 2012, with radio links provided by military engineers. The wrong plates and now unavailable micropiles cause delays. 3 September 2020 By Alberto Vitucci The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready. Completion of the work is delayed six months. And in the absence of the large … More The “Control Room” for MoSE is not ready – work is delayed six months

Venezia. MoSE is leaking: the joints aren’t holding. A new emergency discovered by the subs.

Water is infiltrating in the parts that join the caissons, bolts are rusted. And the “jack-up” cannot sail. “The companies will pay” 27 August 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Water inside the caissons, rusted bolts, and joints that cannot hold the water pressure: Mose’s problems are growing, even after the inauguration and the announcements of … More Venezia. MoSE is leaking: the joints aren’t holding. A new emergency discovered by the subs.

MoSE, yet another problem: water infiltrating the tunnels

One hundred million is the cost to repair the many unresolved troubles with the dams, which await the real test in rough seas 16 July 2020 By Alberto Vitucci [Ed. Note: On July 10 MoSE was ‘inaugurated’ in the presence of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The entire barrier raised successfully, though several dams were unable … More MoSE, yet another problem: water infiltrating the tunnels

MoSE, the first tests in rough seas, the dams at Chioggia are raised successfully

Technicians are satisfied. Winds at 12 meters per second, waves 1 meter high. The problem of maintenance remains 1 April 2020 By Alberto Vitucci Wind speed at 12 meters per second, waves 1 meter high. The first test of MoSE in rough sea conditions was conducted yesterday morning at Chioggia. Half of the barriers, nine … More MoSE, the first tests in rough seas, the dams at Chioggia are raised successfully

84 million Euro to Venice for acqua granda damage restoration

The CDM clears the way for a further disbursement of 84,047,295 Euro to go directly for relief and assistance to the population. 14 February 2020 VENEZIA. “The Council of Ministers has released 84 million Euro for Venice. We are ready to distribute the first 6,916 reimbursements between individuals and businesses, in addition to another 37 … More 84 million Euro to Venice for acqua granda damage restoration