In Denmark the “made in Friuli” bridge that crosses the Roskilde fjord was launched on the 28th of September by the Princess Mary of Denmark; it was opened to traffic on September the 30th. The work was completed 3 months ahead of schedule and it was carried out as part of the works of the Frederikssund Link project. I.CO.P. made the foundation piles, on land and at sea. The new work replaces the old bridge built in 1935 and it will help to relieve the congestion on the only bridge that connected the fjord. Here is a video of the bridge opening.
On the 11th October 2019 the visit of the Association of Engineers of the Province of Udine was held at some I.CO.P. jobsites in Paris, parts of the Grand Paris project. In particular in Champigny sur Marne at the site of the Line 15 south lot T2B and to Saint-Ouen at the jobsite of the Line 14 Lot T03 - Station of Clichy-Saint-Ouen. The day was spent in a pleasant and constructive way. The Association has shown a great interest and participation and the President Engineer Giancarlo Saro sincerely thanked I.CO.P. for the excellent opportunity granted to the associates, underlining the high professionalism, the total availability and the friendliness that accompanied the visit; proving to be very pleased for the capacity and the entrepreneurial seriousness that a Friulian company like I.CO.P. represents in the world.
The objective of the conference "The new finance to compete" promoted by the North East Foundation, in collaboration with Confindustria Udine and Azimut, was to present to the local companies alternative forms of access to credit. It has been held on Thursday 10th October in Udine at Palazzo Torriani and the I.CO.P. S.P.A.’s Administrative Director Paolo Copetti took part as a speaker at the round table. To view the video click on this link: Bank loans in Fvg, small businesses are suffering
The 2019 edition of the Global Strategy Osservatorio PMI presented a report based on the analysis of a database containing information on the last five years of over 60 thousand capital companies with a turnover exceeding 5 million euros. Italian entrepreneurial excellence is represented by 722 companies operating from North to South: a ceiling of companies able to generate value, foster new jobs, invest in innovation and become competitive also in foreign markets. From the examination of the 10 thousand mid-cap companies (turnover between 20 and 250 million euros in manufacturing, 20 and 500 million in commerce), the Osservatorio has identified 73 realities with excellent performance for revenue growth, profitability and capital solidity. I.CO.P. figure among these: the “Excellent Company” award was received by the Administrative Director Paolo Copetti in Milan on the 25th of September at the 11th edition of the Osservatorio PMI on «Sustainability and value creation. A pair to look for».
On the 2nd October, during the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) showroom at Bocconi University in Milan, the Sodalitas Foundation presented the most recent developments of the "CEOs Call to Action": the European petition promoted by CSR Europe in concert with the European Commission and addressed to top management of companies committed to integrating sustainability into business. The Sodalitas Foundation promotes the "CEOs Call to Action" in Italy as a national partner of CSR Europe. More than 250 CEOs of European companies have joined the initiative. Italy is the European country that has so far given the most significant contribution. Piero Petrucco of I.CO.P. S.P.A. is among the 54 leaders of companies in the Italian market that first signed the "CEOs Call to Action". On December the 5th 2019, the initiative will be officially presented at the top of the European institutions: the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli. In June 2020, Brussels will host the SDG Summit, dedicated to taking stock of the contribution of European companies to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
On the 9th October 2019 ANCE underlined in Brussels that a real Green New Deal passes through the relaunch of construction. In fact, 15 of the 17 UN objectives directly involve this sector. A change of pace is required, starting with a revision of the Stability Pact for investments to secure and regenerate territories and cities. Here is the link to the ANCE press release: ANCE Press Release
On Thursday 10th October 2019 a meeting will be held on the occasion of the conference "The new finance to compete" in which many companies will be able to discuss about finance thanks to some entrepreneurial testimonies, including that of Paolo Copetti. He is the administrative director of I.CO.P. S.P.A. and he will speak at the round table. The event, part of a road show that will involve the various territories of the North East, will be held at Confindustria in Udine at 17.30.
In Meledugno (Lecce), more precisely under the beach of San Basilio (San Foca), the construction works for the laying of the Tap pipeline have been completed. This pipeline will transport natural gas from Arzerbaijan to Italy via Greece and Albania. The tunnel extends up to 1540 meters passing under the beach and it has been excavated thanks to the use of the Herrenknecht Avnd 2000 cutter (a tunneling machine 26 m long). Thanks to the use of this technology, which is particularly respectful of the environment, the work has not affected neither the landscape nor the tourist and economic activities of the area. Even this summer the beach of San Foca was full of bathers who could appreciate its beauty exactly as in previous seasons.
The owner of I.CO.P. S.P.A. illustrates why the announcement of the investments is not able to lead to their concrete realization and as a result the public works remain only virtual. First of all, he indicates the heavy Italian bureaucracy among the causes for this paralysis, claiming that the service conferences in Italy are a hostage for small companies. Secondly, he cites the current formulation of the crime of office abuse in public procurement: the reason why all the sole referents of the proceedings, fearing to receive a complaint, leave the projects unrealised. The regional administration could intervene by making some guidelines compulsory - with their transformation into effective laws - or at least by subordinating the provision of regional contributions to their adoption which, through qualification criteria, allows contracting stations to provide more opportunities to local businesses. As national vice-president of Ance Petrucco asks the new government for a reform of the crime of office abuse as well as the unification of the contracting entities in order to « release the brakes » mentioned above. The I.CO.P. of Basiliano, which in 2020 will celebrate its centenary, The different cultural approach adopted by the Petrucco family is responsibile for the company’s continuous growth, which has chosen to specialize in foundations and microtunnel works to present itself on the international market: a key that has allowed it to face the prolonged stagnation of the Italian construction market. Furthermore, by focusing on non-emerging but mature and consolidated markets (such as the French one), the business has demonstrated its greater flexibility and productivity compared with its competitors. About future prospects, taking into account the strategic role of Trieste where I.CO.P. is engaged in project financing for the construction of the port logistics platform, Petrucco intends to exploit this logistics system according to the Friulian industrial system, in order to avoid a marginal role although being at the center of the traffics and to focus on rapid choices that rethink strategic tools such as the fair, the technology park and industrial consortia. For consulting in full the article, please click the following link: IlFriuli Business
The Malaysian Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment has delivered to MMC and I.CO.P. CONSTRUCTION MALAYSIA the certification of the obtained record: the longest microtunnel ever built in the country for a 1800 mm diameter wastewater pipeline. We congratulate the whole team for the excellent result obtained.Clicking here you can view a video of the microtunnel created by I.CO.P. CONSTRUCTION MALAYSIA which entered the book of record.