Work on the installation of the new Caffarella spillway gate in Italy proceeded swiftly earlier this month. The complete gate and its actuation system were pre-installed on a steel frame, enabling the whole to be effectively lifted into the river.
Fig.1: The gate assembly being lifted into the river at the Caffarella plant, Italy.
Fig.2: The gate assembly prior to being embedded in concrete.
Fig.3: The completed gate
The gate’s compact size, measuring 1m high x 25m wide, made this a relatively straight forward process, with installation of the main gate assembly being completed in a single day.