January 2014
Marathon starts its demonstration Phase
On 18th January 2014, Fret SNCF and Kombiverkehr ran their first 1.5 km long freight train over the network managed by RFF, on a branch between the Sibelin yard near Lyon and Nîmes, at a speed up to 100 km/h. This symbolised the start of the demonstration phase of the Project Marathon, which is coordinated by D’Appolonia. Partially funded by the European Commission under the umbrella of the 7th Framework Programme, Marathon was launched in April 2011 and is due to run for three years

November 2013
SPARTACUS kicked off on November 2013
The SPARTACUS project “Satellite Based Asset Tracking for Supporting Emergency Management in Crisis Operations”, a consortium project partially funded by the EC, officially started in November 2013 with the kick-off meeting organised on 27 November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Donato Milanese, where the 12 consortium members and the Project Scientific Officer, Mr. Andrej Grebenc, were welcomed by the project coordinator, D’Appolonia S.p.A. In Spartacus, D’Appolonia S.p.A. is responsible for administrative and technical management with roles as technology integrator and SME trainer

D’Appolonia met Italian Research Minister Francesco Profumo at the Innovation Convention 2011 - 5-6 December 2011 – Brussels, where we displayed our lightweight and blast-proof textile container for the protection of aircrafts from on-flight blasts. Our project was one of the 48 selected projects among over 450 expressions of interest to showcase at the Innovation Convention 2011 hosted by the European Commission. (See PDF)

D’Appolonia was honored to attend the inauguration of the Nord Stream Pipeline http://www.nord-stream.com/press-info/press-releases/nord-stream-pipeline-inaugurated-major-milestone-for-european-energy-security-388/, being among the selected guests of the event which was held in Germany, at the presence of German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Ministers of France François Fillon and the Netherlands Mark Rutte, and EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger.

Put the bomb in the bag: the FLY-BAG prototype of antiblast container will be shown at “Festival della Scienza” in Genoa. Special "explosive" events http://www.festivalscienza.it/site/home/programma/eventi-per-tipo/eventi-speciali/metti-la-bomba-nel-sacco.html will be presented on 28 and 29 October in the Porto Antico Area. Come to see how FLY-BAG works!

In the framework of the Sino-Italian Cooperation Program for the Environmental Protection the international Final Workshop on Prevention, Assessment and Management of Oil/Chemical Spills was held in Beijing, presenting the results of the multi-years D’Appolonia project to both the Italian and Chinese Environmental Ministries and to a number of Chinese experts from National Institutions and Local Authorities. The project activities were aimed at supporting the Chinese authorities to improve their capabilities and preparedness to face environmental emergencies deriving from industrial accidents.

Another prestigious award for the FLY-BAG antiblast textile container for cargo transportation designed by D’Appolonia who has been granted the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award in the category “Product”. The award ceremony will take place on 18 October 2011, 5 p.m. at MATERIALICA 2011 in the New Munich Trade Fair.

D’Appolonia has been appointed as new Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Advisor for the Nabucco Pipeline Project, the new gas bridge from Asia to Europe which will directly connect the world’s richest gas regions - the Caspian region and the Middle East - to the European consumer markets. With more than 50 years of experience in environmental and social issues, the Italian company is a leading specialist in this field and will support Nabucco in the efficient completion of the project-wide Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.

D’Appolonia is glad to announce that also this year has been ranked on the ENR Top International Design Firm list which was published in the July 25 issue of ENR Magazine http://enr.construction.com/toplists/InternationalDesignFirms/A-Z.asp

D’Appolonia experts participated to the workshop of Songhua River basin water pollution prevention 12th Five Year Plan of Jilin Province (China) held in Changchun. More than 40 officers and experts were presents from Jilin Environment Protection Department, other Local and National Institutions. IMELS. D’Appolonia experts presented their experiences on EU Water Framework Directive, river basin pollution prevention and control, early warning and emergency response for water pollution accidents, hazardous industries inventory and control. More info at http://www.sinoitaenvironment.org/ReadNewsex1.asp?NewsID=13392

D’Appolonia experts took part to the First Technical Training Session for the Damage Assessment for Environmental Pollution Accidents project in the framework of the Sino-Italian Cooperation Programme (SICP). The presentations held in Beijing summarized the legal systems in developed countries and share the experiences on the compensation for pollution damages. The participants at the technical training sessions included Chinese experts of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and other National and Local Institutions. More info at http://www.sinoitaenvironment.org/ReadNewsex1.asp?NewsID=13324

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With a history going back 150 years, RINA is a global Corporation serving Clients worldwide; our mission is to support the growth of Client businesses offering consulting & engineering, testing,inspection and certification.

Consulting & engineering services within RINA are provided by D’Appolonia S.p.A. This brand, originally established in 1956, joined RINA in 2011. Recently D’Appolonia’s capabilities, staff and experience have been increased by merging C.Engineering, Projenia and part of RINA Services, making the company a market leader.

D'Appolonia is a team of engineers, consultants, designers, planners and specialists supporting public and private Clients from concept to decommissioning, through consultancy, design, management, operation and maintenance.

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With a staff of about 700 engineers, scientists and associated professionals located in 20 offices worldwide, D’Appolonia offers high-end services to investors, promoters, operators and contractors, as well as to insurers and public administrations, to support their initiatives.

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