Enel wins tender for contract with Anas, more safety and technology on Italy’s E45 route through the ‘Smart tunnel’

Published on Monday, 21 May 2018

“This agreement marks the entry of Enel X into a new sector alongside leading partners. Technological innovation, which is the driving force of the commitment of Enel X in its many fields of activity, is being placed at the service of a cause that is very close to our heart: the safety of people”

– Francesco Venturini, Head of Enel X

Fire safety in tunnels is a crucial issue for motorways, as demonstrated by accidents in the transalpine tunnels, where temperatures reached over 1,000 degrees and it took up to 48 hours to extinguish the flames. The project will cover all tunnel systems: from lighting to fire prevention systems, ventilation, video surveillance and signage, integrating safety, energy efficiency and technological innovation into a single solution.

More specifically, Enel X with its partners Alpiq and Carlini Signal will install a remote-controlled LED lighting system, an electronic speed monitoring system, variable message panels (VMS) using LED technology, a water storage system for firefighting hydrants, fixed cameras to measure emissions and the latest generation electrical systems for managing communication with the Anas remote control centre.