18 July 2014
Costa Concordia supported by steel pipes made by Cima S.p.A
18 July 2014
Costa Concordia supported by steel pipes made by Cima S.p.A | Source: By G.jenewein - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43282035
Costa Concordia is held upright by a metal scaffold "Made in Piacenza." With this skeleton that consists of 12 steel pipes, each 12 meters long, made by Cima S.p.A., the ship is getting ready for its final journey to the Port of Genoa, where it will be dismantled.
As Ettore Dordoni, Cima S.p.A.’s Chairman, explains, last January a major carpentry company from Genoa turned to Cima S.p.A (that last summer was involved to supply part of the mega structures on which the ship has been placed) and asked for new pipes. In very little time Cima S.p.A. also implemented these pipes that have been used to make more safe the parbukling of the ship, ran aground at the Giglio Island.
Costa Concordia has been towed approximately 30 meters to the east, in view of his departure for Genoa maybe already Saturday, July 19. We ask Ettore Dordoni, Cima S.p.A Chairman, what is his opinion regarding this operation led by an international team headed by the consortium Titan Micoperi. "Great satisfaction also because the dismantling of the ship is done in Italy, but only when the ship will be in the port of Genoa we will breathe a sigh of relief. "
Last year Cima S.p.A implemented 36 huge tubular welded pipes, which were 12 meter long, with a diameter of 1.6 meters, a thickness of 7.5 cm and a weight of 30 tons. The pipes have been used to build the pylons that are the cornerstone of the 6 mega structures on which Concordia is supported. Now the Costa Concordia is ready for its last journey.

Abstract of the article published in Libertà – July 16, 2014