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

MoSE contractors threaten work stoppage if they are not paid. CNV is out of money and requesting bank loans.

[Ed. Note: This post is made up of two closely related stories that appeared just days apart about a week ago. In essence the subcontractors building and maintaining MoSE have not been paid, and CSV, the contractor, has no money and no source of ready funding. How does this square with all the talk about … More MoSE contractors threaten work stoppage if they are not paid. CNV is out of money and requesting bank loans.

Venice: Canale dei Petroli and excavations for MoSE are behind the increase in acque alte

Engineers Vielmo and Di Tella’s analysis: “The graphs from the Tide Bureau demonstrate it – the turning point is the middle of the 2000s” 23 January 2020 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. While it waits to be ready to defend Venice, MoSE has already produced an effect. It has increased the number and intensity of the … More Venice: Canale dei Petroli and excavations for MoSE are behind the increase in acque alte

Cement, hinges and valves: so much trouble for MoSE, still too dangerous to use

Poor or corroding materials; bricks are being considered. Salt water is always at the heart of the serious problems: an urgent meeting between the Consorzio, Provveditorato and Soprointendenza. By Alberto Vitucci 26 December 2019 VENEZIA. The reinforced concrete cannot stand up to salt water. This is the most recent discovery by MoSE technicians, which throws … More Cement, hinges and valves: so much trouble for MoSE, still too dangerous to use

The Acqua Alta of 12 Nov 2019: chronicle of a nightmare in Venice

13 November 2019 Sunken boats, vaporetti and gondolas that have ended up on the bridges and on the banks. Via Garibaldi covered in water, with a current that seemed like a river in flood. People were unable to move. An aqua alta that involved everything, with wind gusts of 100 Kmh. There was the wharf … More The Acqua Alta of 12 Nov 2019: chronicle of a nightmare in Venice