The Group won the first monorail contract in Italy on behalf of the Municipality of Genoa in a joint venture (JV) with SYSTRA SOTECNI, engineering firm Architecna, and Italian State Railways engineering subsidiary, Italferr.
SYSTRA SOTECNI is leading the JV for which the other members are co-contractors. The project comprises the technical and economic feasibility study and preliminary design, with an option to carry out the final design, of an elevated driverless automatic network.
In the first stage, the line was designed to connect Erzelli hill with FS station near the Airport, with two new stations at the summit of the hill, where the GREAT Campus is located, a science technology park and site of a university campus, hospital and future residential development, for a future expansion/interaction to Cristoforo Colombo airport. The construction of a depot and control centre are also planned.
In a second stage, the line was extended to connect direcly with the airport through a new terminal station.
Finally, the work concerns the connection of the Science and Technology Park of Erzelli hill with Genoa Airport through a monorail line of about 2.9 km in length, including 4 Viaduct-stops, 1 depot and 2 SSE.
The new monorail will contribute significantly to meeting the escalating demand for public transport in Genoa and provide safe, frequent, reliable and fast travel with minimal environmental impact.
SYSTRA SOTECNI is responsible for coordination, alignment studies and comparison of transportation systems, stops, architecture, structure and mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, viaduct, geotechnics, fire fighting, bill of quantity, time schedule, system and operation and peer review for the system and operation
The JV is also in charge of socioeconomic studies, depot, control room, economic and financial plan, environment, geology, hydrology and hydraulics, work site design, safety, viability and interferences. The line is automatic and has two tracks, mainly in viaduct, with a capacity of 4,000 passengers per hour for each direction.