Kopron produced three big motorized warehouses for Enel “E.Montale” in La Spezia – a power station not far from Genoa
Sludge and ash tanks were duly covered for safety, optimizing space.
Kopron, well-known leaders in the logistic field mostly specializing in retractable industrial coverings, produced three important motorized warehouses necessary to cover a total area of 350 m² of tanks for sludge and ashes produced by the power station, ready for sewage or disposal.
According to a local ministerial decree these tanks had to be covered, Kopron’s intervention was therefore necessary: they made one motorized retractable warehouse of 150 m², 4 m tall, and two warehouses one fixed and the other which slides on tracks into the other leaving the below part free for about 200 m². This telescopic function enables to empty the tanks from above and cover them again once the operation is over.
The carrying structure consists in hot-dipped galvanized steel tubes connected to one another by means of scissor type bars. Sliding is on wheels in steel with watertight double ball-bearings, hosted in a Kopron patented casing, provided with windproof and anti-derailment devices.
Kopron was the only company able to bid for the tender offering a unique solution. Kopron’s Technical dpt worked out a solution especially tailored to customer’s needs.
L’Arch. Giovanna Comi, head architect, said:
‘Creating the design for Enel required a proper valuation of the sizes – there were limits in height and an overhead crane to avoid to interfere with. Really, quite a challenge, but in the end we made it!’.