Torino, Line 1 Automatic - Italy
On March 6 the extension of the automatic Metro of Turin – Line 1 from Porta Nuova Station to Lingotto Trade Show Center has been inaugurated. The new section is 6km long with 6 stations: Marconi, Nizza, Dante, Carducci, Spezia and Lingotto. GEODATA participated to the design and supervision of the works. On March 19 an exceptional passenger has travelled with metro: Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Italian Republic, who has been in Turin for celebrating the 150° Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
Brazil – LINE 5 METRO SAN PAOLO
The consortium GEODATA ENGINEERING and GEODATA GEOENGENHARIA DO BRASIL awarded all the 7 lots related to the detailed design and works supervision of the Line 5 of the Metro of São Paolo (Client Metro São Paolo), comprising 11km of line, its 10 stations and 19 shafts. GEODATA GEOENGENHARIA DO BRASIL’s staff, supported by GDE, ISET and SEA, will be committed to this job for 41 months and the contractual profit is € 38 millions approximately
Italy-Austria - BRENNER BASE TUNNEL PROJECT
GEODATA has been assigned by BBT, in association with ILF and HBI, with a participation of 40%, the contract to update the final design of the 55 km Brenner railway tunnel.
India - BANGALORE METRO
GEODATA has been charged by Coastal TTS JV with the preliminary, final and executive project of the underground track of the North-South corridor of the Metro of Bangalore. The total length of the project is 3600m, 2350m of which are one-line tunnels, that will be realized using three EPB TBM. The project also includes the Northern and Southern access ramps for a total length of 520m (constructed in cut&cover), two underground stations (City Market and Chickpet), two access shafts for the TBM and three security exits.
India - RAZDHAN PASS
GEODATA has been charged with the feasibility study, the advanced preliminary design and the analysis of a road tunnel through the Razdhan Pass in the region of Kashmir, in North-Western India, which is destined to connect the city of Bandipur and the area of Gurez. The tunnel, 18km of length and over 1000m of maximum cover, will enable to cut the isolation of the populations living in the Northern side of the Razdhan Pass, that is closed in winter time.
Ecuador - RIOS ORIENTALES
INGECONSULT has been charged with the analysis of the feasibility studies of the Rios Orientales Project on behalf of the company of drinking water of the city of Quito [EMAPQ]. The job consists of the carrying out of different intakes for aqueduct purpose in the North-Eastern basins, at the foot of the Antisana volcano. Then the water will be brought up to a collecting area in the thermal zone of Papallacta and spread between users. The project includes a 21km tunnel, so called Transcordillerano Tunnel, which will ease the water distribution from the collecting area in Papallacta towards the city of Quito. The construction will satisfy the short and long run drinking water demand in the metropolitan district of Quito and surrounding areas. Currently the first phase of the project is under development and it is forecast a study of alternatives for the conduction of the upper section, which will end by January 2012 with the choice of the best alternative to be studied later at a feasibility level.
Italy – Alternative source for the Youla mineral water
SEA Consulting, after 5 years of research, found an alternative source for the Youla mineral water, Courmayeur Label, by means of a production shaft that collects the waters upstream of the highway Dolonne Tunnel, that had drained them in 2005, dessicating the historic source.
Georgia - Georgian Railways validation of the railways renewal project
Georgian Railways entrusted GEODATA with the validation of its railways renewal project. The line, positioned on the main Georgian dorsal, will connect the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, configuring itself as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The railway line, strategic for the transportation of gas and goods between Tblisi and Batumi, will be 300 km long.
Argentina – Chile Corredor Bioceanico Aconcagua
SEA Consulting delivered the geological studies referring to the external parts of the Corredor Bioceanico Aconcagua railway line, for the track that will connect Los Andes (Chile) to Mendoza (Argentina), for a total length of 155 km, excluding the base tunnel.
Railway line Malaysia-Thailand. Malaysia
Within the rehabilitation and modernization works of the railway line Malaysia-Thailand, in the north-western part of Malaysia, Geodata has been charged with the detailed design and the supervision of works (with a resident team) of the Berapit and Larut tunnels, respectively 2900m and 390m long. The excavation of the first tube of Berapit tunnel located on the Ipoh-Padang Besar line was completed on the 1st of October 2010.
Relocating underground the Sarmiento railway line in Buenos Aires - Argentina
GEODATA will carry out the detailed design of the underground railway line of Sarmiento (Buenos Aires). The project foresees the construction of 15 railway stations and 30km of tunnels.
Chenani-Nashri Tunnel Project - Patnitop Tunnel – India
Within the massive program of infrastructure development in North India, GEODATA has been charged by Leighton with the responsibility of developing the detailed design and doing the subsequent construction follow-up of the Patnitop Tunnel. The Patnitop Tunnel (9km long) is located on the two-lane highway linking Jammu to Srinagar, in the northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, in north-west India, at the foot of the Himalaya Mountain Range. It is the longest road tunnel currently under construction in South-East Asia.
Battestu Tunnel - AMIU Genova- Italy
GEODATA was awarded the contract for the detailed design and works supervision of the road link to Monte Scarpino waste-disposal site. The overall length of this link is 1622m, of which 671m are in a tunnel. This road link will allow heavy transport means to Scarpino site to bypass the Borzoli residential area. On the 22nd of September 2010 an important milestone has been achieved for this project: the last diaphragm wall of the Battestu Tunnel was broken through, which is the longest (529m) and the more demanding tunnel along the road alignment.