24 thousand tons of steel products were used in the bridge construction in total
The Metinvest Group supplied 18.5 thousand tons of rolled steel for the construction of a new bridge in Genoa, Italy. 24 thousand tons of steel were used in the bridge construction in total, According to the Company’s website.
“In this project, it was essential that the supplier be able to guarantee the production of a significant amount of steel as soon as possible. I have worked with Metinvest before and therefore I was sure that the company would definitely fulfil these requirements,” says Siro Dal Zotto, Operations Director for Fincantieri Infrastructure and the main lead for the project.
Semi-finished products were made in Mariupol and high-strength rolled steel at Trametal in Italy.
“For us, it’s more than just work. The collapse of the old bridge was terrible news for our entire team. That is why we offered our long-time partner Fincantieri the best solution that helped the city recover from the tragedy,” says Yuriy Ryzhenkov, CEO of the Metinvest Group.
As reported earlier, on 3 August, a new bridge was opened in Genoa, in place of the old one that collapsed two years ago. One of the spans of that bridge collapsed on 14 August 2018. More than 40 people were reported to have died, and around 20 injured.
The bridge was built in the 1960s. Its condition had raised a concern among specialists long before the accident.