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Croatian Firm Wins Contract to Complete ‘Save Venice from Flooding’ Project

Brodosplit wins lucrative contract (photo: brodosplit)

Brodosplit wins lucrative contract (photo: brodosplit)

Croatia’s largest shipyard, Brodosplit in Split, have won a lucrative contract to complete the project which will protect Venice from future flooding…

After initially being commissioned to build 21 steel gates for the Malamocco inlet, which will protect Venice from floods, Brodosplit have just been awarded the contract to produce a further 42 gates and will now deliver 63 gates in total. The overall value, including work and logistics, is in excess of €70 million.

Contract worth 70 million euros

Contract worth 70 million euros

The steel gates Brodosplit will produce for the three inlets will be between 27 and 30 metres long and 20 metres wide. They will be between 4.5 and 5 metres hight and will weigh 300 tonnes. The mobile gates will be capable of separating the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea in cases of tides higher than the established level (110 cm) to a maximum of three metres. The contract will be signed in April.

Brodosplit will deliver 63 gates in total (photo: brodosplit)

Brodosplit will deliver 63 gates in total (photo: brodosplit)

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