The Casecnan Multipurpose Power...
Airport runways, passenger cargo terminal and buildings;
Hydraulic engineering( dams, canals, water supply system);
Docks and marine works (coastal defenses, breakwaters and wharves, dredging);
Environmental Protection and rehabilitation (sewage treatment, water purification, solid waste disposal, reforestation programs, landscape protection); and
Integrated rural development projects for extensive areas.
In addition, Pizzarotti SpA has always been ranked as one of the most important qualified Italian construction firms. The origins of present day Pizzarotti SpA go back as far as 1910 when Gino Pizzarotti founded the company and its first work was the construction of the Cisa Church developed in various sectors.
The highly respected companies have built a fine reputation by combining entrepreneurial skills and cutting-edge equipment and technology with the professional advancement of its personnel, qualities which perfectly suited the Casecnan Project.
The dynamic Armando de Rossi has overseen Philippines projects since 1976. Even at the outset of the Casecnan Multipurpose Power Project, he enthusiastically invited Filipinos to work hand with the CP Casecnan consortium.
"We can work together to improve livelihood," he urged. "let's work together to uplift the poor condition of farmers. Together we can be successful."
The complicated Casecnan Multipurpose Power Project provided to be a challenge project that required sophisticated technical expertise and modern equipment which C.M.C. di Ravenna and Pizzarotti SpA amply provided.
Among the latter were three 200-meter long tunnel-boring-machines, the only one of its kind in the country. Two were brought in from the US and one from Germany.
"The tunnel boring machines are huge, expensive pieces of equipment that are not basically giant drills," said contract manager John Durton, who has been with the project since 1997."The drills are safer and much cheaper to use in the long run than blasting."
Even with sophisticated equipment, however, completing the complicated project wasn't a breeze. " People do not know the difficulties we had, " recalled Armando de Rossi.