Costa Concordia: Nuova Olmec actively collaborates on "Parbuckling Project"
Il progetto si basa su sei fasi:
- Stabilisation: involves the anchoring and stabilisation of the wreck to prevent any slipping or sinking along the steep seabed;
- Installation of submarine supports: involves the preparation of the false bottom on which the wreck will rest after rotation;
- Parbuckling: involves the rotation, will take about a couple of days;
- Installation of caissons on starboard side: other 15 refloating sponsons will be attached to the starboard side of the wreck;
- Re-floating: a pneumatic system will be used to empty the water gradually from the caissons on both sides of the wreck, giving the sufficient shove to push it upwards.
At the present time, at Giglio’s yard, about 500 workers (representing 21 nationalities), engineers and divers are active at the site day and night, seven days a week, together with about 30 diverse vessels.
The plan to re-float the hull in one piece gives top priority to minimising environmental impact, sea and land, to protecting Isola del Giglio’s tourism and economy and to ensuring the safest possible working conditions.