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New Lock on the Po River, Italy

Mar 09, 2017
Meticulous study and planning paired with careful ULMA product rotation provided for optimal performance and a reduction in the tasks necessary to perform in situ.

As a complement to the electrical power plant built in 1962, the new lock will allow river navigation between Cremona and Piacenza to resume, after a period in which decreased water flow has made travel impracticable. This lock, integrated into its surroundings, represents the first milestone in the Po River revitalisation efforts.

In order to prevent structural weaknesses in this fluvial structure, the dock was constructed in a monolithic pour without any joints. The structure covers 4,000 m2 and measures 115 m in length and 12.50 m in height, increasing to 23 m in depth at the lateral docks.

Read more about the project.