Engineering design and construction management company
Tecne SPA is the new engineering company of the Autostrade per l'Italia Group. Its specific mission is to carry out all the engineering design and construction management activities necessary for the implementation of the huge number of investments set out in Autostrade per l'Italia's Industrial Plan, which envisages 14.5 billion euros worth of investments and 7 billion euros worth of maintenance by 2038. Tecne will be in charge of coordinating all maintenance, upgrading and modernization interventions throughout the 3,000 km network, as well as the engineering activities involving infrastructures that are strategic for the country – such as the Genoa Bypass or the Passante di Bologna.
Thanks also to the collaboration with Movyon – the technology hub of the ASPI Group – Tecne will keep track of the state of the works on the freeway network in order to develop design, supervision and work coordination activities in collaboration with the Section Departments of Autostrade per l'Italia.
In order to do so, the new company aims at a deep integration between the Central Structures and Section Departments located on the national territory, providing two main offices (one in Rome and one in Milan) and three additional engineering hubs (Genoa, Florence, Pescara, etc.).
The synergistic collaboration with Movyon
Tecne will work in close synergy with Movyon, the technology hub of the ASPI Group.
While Movyon focuses on all technological opportunities that can enhance and expand the travel experience, Tecne's priority is to maintain a safe, sustainable, durable physical infrastructure.
With its technological and digitization capabilities, Movyon is creating tools that will provide Tecne with Big Data that will be transformed into Big Knowledge. The combination of civil engineering and innovation-research, which is unique at Italian level, will enable the creation of digital, smart, increasingly safe infrastructures.
The collaboration between the two companies will enable Movyon to access a large amount of already ‘structured' data, to be used as a starting point for research and development.
At the same time, Tecne will be able to completely digitize engineering processes, using the technological innovation produced by Movyon and applying it uniformly on the freeway network.
Organization into Technical Authorities and Centers of Excellence
Tecne focuses on the realization and all aspects of the linear transport infrastructure through sustainable and innovative projects. The organization of the work outlined for the company is therefore focused on technical excellence and quality, in order to guarantee precise deadlines and costs for the implementation of projects.
Just like the most important European engineering companies, Tecne has already set up Technical Authorities, whose task is to oversee the quality and development of engineering disciplines through an in-depth study of the engineering themes that are at the heart of the Group's activities, plans for the assessment and development of the engineering skills of personnel, and open collaboration with universities and research centers aimed at updating, internationalizing and innovating the state of the art in infrastructure engineering in general and the Autostrade Group in particular.
The Technical Authorities will also support the Excellence Centers, which are internal 'engineering schools' focused on the study and use of international best practices in specific and critical construction and infrastructure maintenance fields, ensuring Tecne's proactive and primary role in the development of safe, innovative, sustainable design solutions.
The most important areas that will be covered by this engineering skills development activity are:
TecNeX – the TECNE recruitment plan
Tecne currently has a large staff: more than 500 people including engineers, designers, construction managers, technicians specialized in safety coordination.
As of January 2021, the company will carry out a significant recruitment plan called "TecNeX" (an acronym for Tecne NeXt Generation), which will increase the workforce to over 1,000 engineers, researchers and scientists by 2024.
The recruiting will be carried out in collaboration with the most authoritative Italian Universities, with which Tecne will maintain a strong and constant relationship based on technical and scientific collaboration and permanent training: all Autostrade per l'Italia Group infrastructure engineers will be trained in Tecne.
Once fully operational, the company will be the most important Italian infrastructural engineering center in terms of size, innovation and importance of the activities carried out.
Tecne works to ensure that its processes are implemented in accordance with the principles of the standard ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and is committed to periodically reviewing and, if necessary, updating its Quality policy, in order for it to be consistent with quality objectives and always coherent with the context in which Tecne operates and with its strategic guidelines, including risk-based thinking, customer orientation, continuous improvement and satisfaction of stakeholder expectations.
Integrated environmental, health and safety at work policy
Starting with the commitment to apply the laws and regulations governing the activities performed and with the application of this Health and Safety at Work and Environment Management System in accordance with international standards UNI ISO 45001:2018 and UNI EN ISO 14001:2015, the Company undertakes to achieve the highest prevention, technical and procedural standards, in order to avoid occupational injuries, accidents and diseases due to work-related causes and to protect the environment by preventing potential pollution and minimising environmental impacts using sustainable design techniques. Tecne also commits to periodically review and, if necessary, update its Integrated environmental, health and safety at work policy, in order for it to be always coherent with the company's objectives, with the context in which Tecne operates and with its strategic guidelines, including the commitment to protect the environment, to meet its own compliance obligations, to provide safe and healthy working conditions, to remove hazards and reduce risks, including at construction sites of infrastructures where Tecne is responsible for coordinating safety, consultation and participation of workers, as well as to design sustainable infrastructures, with a view to continuous improvement and satisfaction of stakeholders' expectations.
Chief Executive Officer
Stefano Susani was born in Vimercate on 29 December 1966 and graduated with honors in Structural Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 1992. He has 28 years of experience in infrastructural engineering and consulting, during which, in addition to working as a designer, he has held important roles of a technical and management nature in some of the main companies in the industry, both in Italy and abroad (Geodata, Ceas, Technital, MWH Global, Net Engineering and, most recently, Autostrade per l'Italia).
He has participated in international and national infrastructure projects in the fields of transport, energy, logistics, environment and water. He holds advisory roles in committees dedicated to Assolombarda's infrastructures and he is the President of the Infrastructure Branch of Unindustria Rome.
Ennio Cascetta was born in Naples on 16 December 1953. Since 1986 he has been full professor of Transportation Systems Planning at the Federico II University of Naples and lecturer in Advanced Modelling of Transportation Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He is also the author of academic texts adopted in numerous countries and of over 150 works published worldwide.
He has been Chairman of Anas Spa, Coordinator of the Technical Department for Strategic Direction, Infrastructure Development and High Surveillance of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Sole Director of RAM Spa, an in-house company of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and Chairman of Metropolitana di Napoli Spa. He was Councillor for Transport in the Campania Region from 2000 to 2010.
He was scientific coordinator for the drafting of the 2000 General Transport and Logistics Plan (PGTL) e director of the Second Finalized Transport Project of the CNR. He is chairman of the Cluster Trasporti Italia and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TECNE Autostrade per l'Italia S.p.A. Group.