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New Italian shipbuilding facility plans

Cantieri Leopard Investment has unveiled plans for a new Italian shipbuilding facility to be located near Pisa along the Navicelli Canal.

The proposed production settlement area will encompass around 37,000sqm, and will be strategically aligned with a larger 147,000sqm property.

The building, structured with six distinct spans, will be used for the production and refitting of vessels up to 65m in length, using a variety of materials such as steel, aluminium, or fiberglass.

The facility will have direct sea access via the Navicelli Canal and the Port of Livorno and is expected to create a minimum of 200 direct jobs plus an equal number in the related industries.

The proposed new Cantieri Leopard Investment facility (1). Photo credit Cantieri Leopard Investment
The proposed new Cantieri Leopard Investment facility (1). Photo credit Cantieri Leopard Investment

The region includes a designated ‘reflooding’ zone, showing Cantieri Leopard’s commitment to environmental rehabilitation within the project’s framework.

In addition, the project emphasises sustainability and energy self-sufficiency, incorporating advanced technologies, facilities, and materials.

Solar panels will cover the building’s roof and are projected to fulfil around 70% of the facility’s annual energy requirements.

There will be advanced systems for smoke extraction, dust treatment, air compression, and air conditioning which will be housed in soundproof cabins at roof level, with the aim of minimising noise emissions.

The project is currently waiting for approval from authorities. The project is looking for potential investors to acquire the land and head the development of the construction and refit facility.

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