The demonstration at Punta della Dogana fits usefully into the electoral climate, because it presents the positions of the economic sectors that have been most penalized by the sudden and drastic reduction in the number of tourists. By Giovanni Leone 28 August 2020 [Ed. Note: on 28 August, Venice Port workers and water transportation drivers … More Venice. The harbor front.
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.
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
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
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
[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.
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
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
[Ed. Note: this survey by Gruppo 25 Aprile of the unresolved flood damage in Venice one month after the acqua granda of 12 November gives us a stark image – schools, post offices and banks closed, businesses ruined and people forced out of their homes. This wasn’t just high water, it was fast, destructive water: … More Acqua alta, one month later
Problems with the underwater dams; submarines work to remove sand. And Mayor Brugnaro asks Minister De Micheli to manage the work until its completion. By Alberto Vitucci 4 December 2019 LIDO. The test of MoSE at Malamocco went well enough. It remains to be ascertained why dam number 6 resisted being raised. The last of … More At MoSE the tests never end