Monitoring Systems for Dams and Civil Engineering Projects
Pizzi Instruments’ efforts are focused on developing and providing state-of-the-art monitoring solutions for major civil engineering works. Our main focus is on critical infrastructure projects, particularly dams, tunnels, bridges, excavation sites and other structural infrastructure works. Our progress began more than four decades ago with the signing of an agreement that established us as the successor to the estimable Italian company Officine Galileo of Florence. Renowned for its deep expertise in specialized instrumentation for dam monitoring, this partnership set the stage for our pursuit of excellence.
Our professional commitment has left an indelible mark, with our instruments and solutions protecting the structural integrity of more than 300 dams in Italy and around the world. In particular, our continued dedication and the quality of our work have been recognized through our central role in providing instrumentation for the monumental GIBE III dam in Ethiopia and the monumental GERDP dam, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, on the Blue Nile. This important work is currently under construction through the efforts of the prominent Italian company WEBUILD.
Our extensive experience and the exceptional quality of our instruments extend their applicability far beyond dams, encompassing complete structural monitoring of tunnels, bridges, excavated areas, historical monuments, residential buildings, and more.
Our excellent reputation and long history in the industry have sharpened our skills to a level that has enabled us to undertake prestigious projects. Prominent among these are the New Foster Station in Florence and the Florence underground infrastructure development, integral components of the High-Speed project, which entrusted us with their monitoring needs. These projects demand only excellence, and our tailored solutions are up to the task, meticulously monitoring essential parameters in real time.
One of our distinctive attributes is the inherent precision and accuracy of our instrumentation
Our systems operate in real time, effortlessly providing data automatically and ensuring maximum precision and accuracy. Our products are rigorously tested in accordance with Italian and international standards, ensuring unmatched compliance and safety for our customers.
Pizzi Instruments is an example of leadership in its niche, not just on the basis of size or turnover, but rather on the basis of professionalism, integrity, expertise and other characteristics that position us among the leading global entities in the field of monitoring systems for dams, bridges, tunnels and large-scale civil engineering projects.
Our rich heritage, unwavering commitment to excellence, and extensive experience converge to deliver pioneering solutions that set new benchmarks in civil engineering instrumentation. With a dynamic portfolio that spans the globe, we remain steadfast in our mission to strengthen the structural integrity of major civil engineering projects.
From 1997 to today, the Pizzi Franco company has periodically signed a series of contracts with the Ente Acque della Sardegna both for scheduled maintenance and for the new supply of monitoring and control instrumentation installed at the dams managed by the Directorate of the Dams Service of the Authority. .
For several years, the Pizzi company has been periodically revising the monitoring equipment supplied and installed at the dams managed by the Mediterranea delle Acque water supply service.
Pizzi Instruments S.r.l. received and executed the first order in partnership with DDWay Srl, as General Contractor towards the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport – Dams General Management, concerning the design, supply and installation of automatic monitoring systems and hydrological emergency control .
Gilgel Gibe III is a dam, currently nearing completion, about 243m high in RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete). Once completed, the dam will be connected to a hydroelectric power plant on the Omo River and will represent the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa.
The project is situated at about 500 km north west of the Addis Abeba capital in the region of the Benishangul – Gumaz (Ethiopia), along the Blue Nile River.
Pizzi Instruments intervened in the final phase of the dam operation by providing the supply and of the commissioning of vibrating wire rod extensometers and of a hydrographic station necessary to monitor the hydrographic processing of the dam.
On May 2014 the Sicily Region requested Pizzi Instruments to carry out a series of inspections on the monitoring instruments installed on the dams directly managed by the Sicilian Departmente of Energy and Public Utilities.
In 2015 Pizzi Instruments receives from SE Hydropower of Bolzano the first contract for the supply of n. 3 laser telependulums – model LAC3000. In 2016, the customer, fully satisfied with the delivery, proceeded with the order of three additional laser telependulums – model LAC3000.
The Valfabbrica dam on the Chiascio river, with its availability of 145 million cubic meters per year, is able to meet the drinking water needs of the city of Perugia and other smaller cities.
Lake Disueri is an artificial lake located in the municipality of Gela, in the province of Caltanissetta. The lake is located 150 meters above sea level, is 3 km long and 1 km wide at its widest point. Its maximum depth at full reservoir is 34 m, with a volume of water of 14 million cubic meters.