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Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua

7th of April 1880 - Count Bernardo Blumenstihl, Commendatore Alessandri Centurini and the engineer Angelo Filonardi established Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua S.p.A. with the aim to "supply water for municipal, agricultural and industrial uses".

13th of June 1880 - Condotte venture officially began with the signature of King Umberto I. For the first decades Condotte activities were carried out mainly overseas (Europe, Russia, Siam, China). Upon its 25th anniversary, the company could boast to have designed several hundred waterworks and built 160 of them, for a total of 817 kilometres of water mains. During and after World War II the company activities extended to several general construction sectors. In these years the company built projects some of which have turned into milestones in the history of public works: the construction of the Monte Bianco tunnel, the relocation of Philae Templi (Egypt), the Bandar Abbas seaport (Iran) and many others.

1997 - after the privatization of Gruppo IRI companies, Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua S.p.A. entered Ferfina Group, which at that time was composed of:

  • Ferrocemento Costruzioni e Lavori Pubblici S.p.A. (Genoa, 1932)
    engaged in the construction of tunnels, hydraulic works owning a high level of specialisation.
  • Scarparo Costruzioni S.p.A. (Padua, 1950)
    operating at first in the mining sector then focused on the development of hydraulic works, road and highway construction.
  • Recchi Costruzioni Generali S.p.A. (Turin, 1933)
    top player at national and international level thanks to the beauty and complexity of its works, in particular railway bridges and hydroelectric plants.
  • Gambogi S.p.A. (Pisa, 1912)
    significant player in the nation's development through the construction of industrial plants, dams, bridges, railways and highways.

1999 - Group’s companies merged, keeping the name of the most ancient and prestigious among them, Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua. Thanks to the fusion the company has been able to capitalize the experience and gain operational capacity and complex technical equipments.

Today - Condotte d'Acqua is among the first general contractors in Italy and is able to carry out important turn-key projects and to operate in the project financing field. Acknowledged as a reliable player operating in Europe, North Africa, Middle East and U.S.A. in all sectors of public works, it features a unique experience, lasting almost 130 years, in planning and constructing road, maritime and hydraulic works, buildings and restorations.

  • all over the world Condotte d’Acqua has contributed to connect and interlink people by building roadwork and railways works such as: bridges, tunnels, viaducts, highways, undergrounds, light railway, long distance railway, railway stations and deposits.
  • the company has moreover planned and constructed hydraulic works such as dams, canals, mains for civil, agricultural and industrial use, and maritime works, i.e. large civil and industrial harbours, docks, breakwaters and coast barriers, owning among some of the most important, in size and kind, working machines taskforce.
  • in the course of years Condotte d'Acqua has developed real estate and industrial projects some of which have marked the Italiy's social and economic life. Residential complex, industrial plants, hotels, hospitals and universities have been built up through all phases, from the planning to the delivery of turnkeys projects, meeting both clients and final users needs.
  • from the restoration of the historical palaces of Venice to the works on Ostia excavations, from the Roman Forum to the Vatican Museums, up to the rescue of the Egyptian temple and monuments on the Philae Island, Condotte commitment towards the society and the national cultural heritage has been shown by constant restoration and preservation activities, carried out with highly technological methods and often extraordinary techniques.
  • In 2012 Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua has assimilated 100% of Inso's asset, general contractor with 30 years engenering projects experience, construction and tecnology supply for Healthcare, Industry and Tertiary.

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