Futur-e: a fresh start for Porto Tolle

Published on Monday, 17 October 2016

Enel presents the public notice to identify innovative and sustainable proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the industrial site on the Polesine. As of May 24 expressions of interest can be submitted.
A new page in the long history of Enel's Porto Tolle plant. It  opened with the press conference to present the project to gather innovative and sustainable proposals to redevelop and purchase the historic industrial site on the Polesine, in the province of Rovigo.

The initiative was presented on May 11 at the plant’s Information Centre by Enel’s Global Thermal Generation Director Enrico Viale, the mayor of Porto Tolle Claudio Bellan, the Professor of Planning and Urban and Territorial Policies at the Polytechnic of Milan Alessandro Balducci, the President of the Province of Rovigo Marco Throop, and the president of Confindustria Venezia Matteo Zoppas.

The procedure for the purchase and redevelopment of the plant will start on May 24. Parties interested in presenting projects may submit their Expression of Interest through the Futur-e website, after signing into the portal and under the conditions specified in the Notice to be published on the platform.

The procedure is divided into two stages: the first one provides for  a non-binding Expression of Interest to be sent. It  will be submitted to a preliminary check to ascertain that it meets the requirements set for the Interested Parties. The second phase of the procedurerequires the submission of the Binding Purchase Proposal, which should contain: the Project Proposal for the redevelopment (including the tables of the project, the financial plan and other attachments according to specifications) and the Economic Offer for purchasing the site.

The proposals will be evaluated by a a Judging Committee that will verify the technical suitability of the submitted project proposals, with particular attention to the opportunities and needs of the local communities, already surveyed also through a targeted listening plan, and to specific requirements of sustainability feasibility, economic parameters and the impact on employment.

The Binding Purchase Proposals, including the Project Proposal and the Economic Offer, must arrive no later than 3 October 2016.

The project proposal can refer to functional areas that differ from the current one (industrial) such as, by way of example but not to be considered binding, agribusiness, tourism - hospitality, cultural, innovating industrial, ICT and innovating services sectors, research and development, logistics, sports.

The Porto Tolle plant provided in the 70s and until the end of the 90s approximately 10% of Enel's domestic production. The plant is no longer available to service the national grid, since January 1, 2013.

After the central Alexandria, Pietrafitta, Rossano, Montalto di Castro, Carpi and Camerata Picena - without forgetting Porto Marghera, sold in November 2015 - another of the 21 Enel plant currently involved in the Futur-e project then opens a new chapter in its history .

After the AlessandriaPietrafittaRossanoMontalto di CastroCarpi and Camerata Picena  plants – without forgetting Porto Marghera, sold in November 2015  -  another one of Enel’s plant, out of the 21 currently involved in the Futur-e project, is therefore opening another chapter of its history. 

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