Isolfin joins the international accelerator: 40 French and Italian SMEs are embarking on a transalpine program

Isolfin is one of 40 Italian and French companies participating in this support program aimed at boosting their transalpine business development.
Created by Bpifrance, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and ELITE- Groupe Euronext, it aims to enable French and Italian companies to identify and exploit the various sustainable development opportunities on both sides of the border.
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Download the ISOLFIN 60 Years Anniversary brochure

The year is about to end – 2021 means a lot to ISOLFIN which celebrates 60 years of activity.

Founded in 1961 in Italy, ISOLFIN has been for 60 years a reference for large petrochemical, energy and naval groups around the world.

Since then, ISOLFIN has expanded and has become a 360° provider for all activities from design to construction and maintenance of an energy, petrochemical or shipbuilding plant. Today ISOLFIN operates in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa with offices in 10 countries, making it a global player.

ISOLFIN has 700 employees worldwide, and 59 USD million in turnover in Italy. Its clients include large global groups such as Fincantieri, EDF, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise, Costa Cruises, Poste Italiane, Saras, Enipower, Enel, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Total, Saudi Aramco, Saipem, Tecnimont, VARD, Exxon , EDF, NCOC, Eni, and many others.

ISOLFIN has undertaken a green migration and social sustainability policy and is a member of associations such as Cisambiente and Inclusive Capitalism to strengthen its commitment to protect the environment and the people involved in its activities.

The CEO of ISOLFIN, Marco Nori, declared: “ISOLFIN, turns 60 year-old, what a milestone!
Over these 60 years, ISOLFIN has marked the history of Italy. We are different from how we were born: from a national company we have become a global reference point with key offices all over the world, we have a complete and diversified range of services, and yet we have the same enthusiasm with which we were born, that passion for our work that makes us grow and learn every day.
A special thanks to the whole team that made ISOLFIN what it is today. These are the first 60 years, because the future that awaits us is long and full of satisfaction. ”

We have prepared a brochure that recaps the key projects for the past 60 years and we are excited to give our contribution to the world for the next 60 years and beyond.

Download the ISOLFIN 60 years brochure

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Work That Has Marked History. The 2020s. Fecamp and Saint-Nazaire Wind Farms in France 

The work takes place in the Piomboni shipyard in Ravenna, Italy, and focuses on the construction of the “jacket” type foundation of the Fécamp offshore wind station. 

Once the wind farms are complete and fully operational, the park will consist of 71 turbines installed between 13 and 22 kilometres from the continent.

Other work concerning the anticorrosive preparation for the foundation intended for the Saint-Nazaire wind farm will be composed of 80 turbines located 12 km from the coast. These will be fully operational by 2022, therefore, making it the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

Although they already operate in the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, this is a new project for ISOLFIN in the renewable energy sector. Continuing the policies in the energy transition of its activities and its services which are focused on sustainability while also including the rehabilitation of polluting production sites.

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Works that have marked history. 2010s. MOSE, the dam of Venice

MOSE (Experimental Electromechanical Module) is a project intended to protect the city of Venice from flooding.

It is an integrated system consisting of rows of mobile gates installed at the entrance of the Venetian lagoon that are able to isolate the Venetian Lagoon temporarily from the Adriatic sea during high tides.

MOSE is flexible and can be operated in different ways according to the characteristics and height of the tide.  On 3 October 2020, the MOSE was activated for the first time in the occurrence of a high tide event, preventing some of the low-lying parts of the city (in particular piazza San Marco) from being flooded.

ISOLFIN delivered the insulation and anti-corrosive protection of this key infrastructure to protect the city of Venice, one of the marvel of the world

SAP Business Stories – Interview to ISOLFIN CEO Marco Nori

ISOLFIN CEO Marco Nori talks about digital transformation and the new challenges pf the market in this interview for SAP.

The goal was to exploit the potential of Digital Transformation to make the work more agile, reduce costs, more efficient and be able to export globally the same business model. Thanks to SAP S / 4HANA Cloud and the support of Engineering, Isolfin was able to reorganize and improve its processes, optimizing the management of data and projects, as well as simplifying their operations.

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Works that have marked history. 2010s. The Venice biorefinery: the first converted traditional refinery

The Venice biorefinery is the first case in the world of conversion from a traditional refinery.

Since 2014, approximately 230,000 tons of vegetable oils have been processed and converted here every year. From 2024, thanks to a further upgrade, the processing capacity is expected to be augmented, with an increasing share of raw materials from food production waste, such as oils, animal fats and other advanced by-products.

To win the challenge of the energy transition it is crucial to make the best of the existing industrial apparatus. This is why we insist on remediation, recycling and conversion.

This refinery was opened almost 50 years ago and the insulation and anticorrosive protection treatment was delivered by Isolfin which therefore followed the entire life cycle and renewed the multi-specialist maintenance contract with Eni (scaffolding, insulation, painting, passive fire protection, reclamation and much more) up to 2023.

ISOLFIN at Ecomondo 2021

From tomorrow you will find ISOLFIN at Ecomondo in Rimini. Make sure you visit our booth C1/015 to know more about our services of land reclamation, plants and equipments, asbestos decontamination and much more.
ISOLFIN® is engaged in social and environmental sustainability of its activities. The company is member of Cisambiente, the Italian confederation that brings together those companies that show a commitment to protecting the environment and sustainable development. Furthermore, ISOLFIN®, has signed in the Inclusive Capitalism chart, committing to work to extend the benefits of the economy to everyone and build a sustainable future for generations to come.

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Works that have marked history. 2010s. The Symphony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world

With fine dining, top-notch shows and entertainment, astonishing and rushing attractions, Symphony of the Seas was designed for luxury cruises. She was made in France for Royal Caribbean International and is the largest passenger ship ever built.

362 meters long, almost 50 meters wide and just over 70 meters high and with a weight that exceeds 220,000 tons, she is part of the “Genesis” Project together with the other three sisters of the Oasis class.

Completed in 2018, she travels at a speed of 41 km per hour, hosts 2700 cabins, with a maximum occupancy of 6600 passengers in addition to 2200 crew.

For this wonder, Isolfin delivered the insulation, anticorrosive protection and fire proofing services.

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Works that have marked history. 2000s. the Sabratha platform

One of Libya’s largest offshore oil and gas facilities: the Sabratha platform.

Part of the platform was built in Arbatax, Sardinia, and Isolfin, from 2005 to 2020, delivered insulation, anticorrosive protection, fire proofing and maintenance services.

The Sabratha platform is located 110 km from the Libyan coast. It is one of the largest offshore oil and gas plants in Libya, anchored to the seabed at a depth of 190 meters and equipped with all the necessary facilities for the separation and treatment of the gas produced in the Bahr Essalam field. Equipped with a heliport, it shelters 120 people on board.

Isolfin, ongoing from 2005 to 2020, delivered insulation, anticorrosive protection, fire proofing and maintenance services.

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Works that have marked history. 1980s. The Teodora energy plant

1961-2021 – 60 YEARS OF ISOLFIN. Works that have marked history.

1980s. The Teodora energy plant

The Teodora energy plant was designed in the 50s and recently converted into a combined cycle thermoelectric plant. Isolfin delivered all the insulation services.

The Teodora energy plant is a combined cycle thermoelectric plant fuelled by natural gas. A thermoelectric power plant makes better use of the fuel, with two thermodynamic cycles in series, which increase the thermodynamic efficiency.

Located in Ravenna, it has a power of over 700 megawatts and is one of the largest power plants of its kind, as well as one of the most modern Enel facilities.

Designed in the late 1950s by Ignazio Gardella, the plant was converted to a thermoelectric power station at the beginning of the 2000s. This resulted in reducing emissions and increasing efficiency.

The isolation of the Teodora power plant was managed by Isolfin since its construction in the 50s and along the conversion in the 2000s, covering the entire lifecycle of the plant.