News / Archive 2016

  • 20 December 2016

    New VDP Offices

    VDP Srl opened the new headquarters in Rome in Via Federico Rosazza 38.

    The new spaces have been designed by Arch. Carlo Berarducci: the restyling has been selected as a finalist for the Office category at the Inside Festival of Interiors Awards 2016, held in Berlin from 16th to 18th November 2016.

    At the following link a Focus of the project with some photos is available. Photographer: Fernando Guerra.

    Project Focus

  • 19 December 2016

    OICE Report Foreign Activities 2016

    VDP took part at the presentation of the OICE 2016 Report about foreign activites of Engineering and Architecture companies, which took place on December 16th, 2016 at the offices of Italian Trade Agency in Rome. The Report presents analysis and trends of international activities of companies members of OICE: the data of 42 associated companies have been collected for the survey, including VDP Srl ones.

    The VDP experience is illustrated in the Report, with a project developed in the last year in Kenya: “NaMSIP Project - Environmental and Social Imapct Assessment for the rehabilitation of markets and railway stations in the Nairobi metropolitan area.”

    The OICE Report 2016 is available (in Italian) at the following link:

    OICE 2016 Report about foreign activites of Engineering and Architecture companies

  • 21 November 2016

    Green Book on the Environmental Sustainability of Hub Transport Infrastructures

    It has recenly been published the Green Book on Environmental Sustainability of Hub Transport Infrastructure (FrancoAngeli Editore), written by Francesco Ventura and Sonia Occhi of VDP Srl, together with Roberta Marini of RFI Spa and Marco Rettighieri, former DG Construction for Expo 2015 and CEO of ATAC.

  • 10 November 2016

    Green Economy Convention - Ecomondo 2016 Rimini

    Mr. Francesco Ventura participated as OICE Board Member to the Round Table of Seminar “Proposals for a new national energy strategy to 2030 after the Paris Climate Conference”. The Seminar, held on 8th November 2016, is part of the works of the Green Economy Convention, organized during the 2016 edition of Ecomondo, at Rimini Fiera. (Photo)

  • 10 Octobre 2016

    RemTech 2016

    VDP participated as exhibitor at RemTech 2016, the international exhibition on Reclamation of Contaminated Sites and the requalification of territory, that will take place at Ferrara Exhibition Center on September 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2016.
    VDP was present in Hall 4, stand 103-106, at OICE Corner.

    During the exhibition days, VDP has also taken part at the OICE Workshop about “Environmental Sustainability of transport infrastructure“, scheduled on September 21st from 2.30pm to 5.00pm at the Conference Hall B of Fiera di Ferrara, with speeches by Mr. Francesco Ventura and Ms. Sonia Occhi

  • 15 June 2016

    First South East and Central Europe Power Conference

    On 7th and 8th June, Ms. Silvia Martorana of VDP has been invited as a speaker at the First South East and Central Europe Power Conference, organized by the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) in the coastal town of Portoroz in Slovenia.

    The conference has been an opportunity for discussion and exchange of information between the key stakeholders in the Mediterranean energy sector.

    Ms. Martorana was part of the experts of Terna Rete Italia team that developed one of the projects selected for the event brought to the attention of the audience, in the report entitled “Modern energy infrastructures for connecting isolated EU countries in a sustainable way: the Malta-Sicily Interconnector “.

    The project of the Malta-Sicily Interconnector has also received the Award “Good Practice of the Year 2016″, promoted by the Renewable Grid Initiative, a union of European NGOs which aims to develop a transparent and environmentally friendly energy network to enable the continued growth of renewable energy and the energy transition.

  • 06 June 2016

    #italiasicura - Conference "Actions for the mitigation of hydrogeological risk"

    Mr. Francesco Ventura took part as speaker at the Conference organized by #italiasicura - “Actions for the mitigation of hydrogeological risk.” The event has been organized on 31st May 2016 at the Italian Prime Ministry Conference Room and has been attended, among others, by Mr. Mauro Grassi, director of ITALIA SICURA - Task Force against the hydrogeological Risk, Ms. Gaia Checcucci, Director Ministry of Environment, Territory and Sea and Mr. Bernardo De Bernardinis, President of ISPRA.

  • 11 April 2016

    NaMSIP Project in Kenya

    VDP Srl has been awarded, in joint venture with SGS Kenya Ltd., a major project funded by World Bank in Kenya.

    The assignment is part of NaMSIP project (Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project), developed in collaboration between Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development and the World Bank.

    The activities will concern ESIA studies and Strategic Environmental Assessments for the development and upgrading of several sites in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region (in particular markets, railway stations and landfills).

    During the first week of April 2016, technical kick-off meetings and site visits took place in Nairobi, with participation of experts by VDP Srl and SGS Kenya Ltd. Meetings with responsibles of NaMSIP project, World Bank representatives and Chiefs of Municipalities involved have also been organized.

  • 26 February 2016

    OICE Board gives Mr. Francesco Ventura the Mandate for the Environmental Sector

    On 24 February 2016 the Board of OICE, during the first meeting of the new Presidency of Eng. Scicolone, appointed the Executive Committee of the Association.

    In this context, Eng. Francesco Ventura of VDP, Board Member, received the Mandate to represent OICE Associaties of Environmental sector.

  • 12 February 2016

    Italian Business Mission to Iran

    VDP has participated as a member of the Italian delegation to the business mission in Tehran - Iran (8-10th February 2016).
    The mission in Teheran has been led by the Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Mr. Graziano Delrio and the Italian Minister of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies Mr. Maurizio Martina, accompanied by the President of ANAS (Italian National Road Company) Gianni Vittorio Armani, the CEO of FSI (Italian National Railway Company) Renato Mazzoncini and the President of the Trade Promotion Agency (ICE Agenzia) Riccardo Maria Monti.

    VDP met various representatives of Iranian construction and engineering companies, setting basis for future cooperation in infrastructure, environment and energy.

  • 27 January 2016

    VDP in OICE Smart Cities Working Group

    During OICE Executive Board on 16th December 2015, Francesco Ventura has been appointed Coordinator of OICE Working Group on Smart Cities.
    The Working Group counts 25 members from 19 different member companies. It is inspired by the EU guidelines concerning “Smart Cities” and has the main objective to allow the Engineering and Architecture Organizations to play an effective role in the review process of Smart Cities sector currently underway, promoting processes that can give back importance and centrality to the planning and design phases.

    Specifically, the goal is to become influential actors during the discussion of the strategies for the development and the financing of projects aimed at making Smart the national territories.