ARE Liguria is the "operative tool of the Regione Liguria in the energy field" as laid down by the Regional Law 22/2007. It has a team of experienced professionals and consultants that boasts technical, commercial, managerial, communication and training skills.
ARE was established in 1996 within the framework of the SAVE PERU programme: "Creation of regional and local energy agencies". It is the founding member of RENAEL (National Network of Energy Agencies) and has been a member of FEDARENE (Federation of European Agencies for Energy and the Environment) since 1997.
ARE Liguria works in the institutional field, supporting the regional authority and other local administrations to elaborate and implement energy plans, promoting the local acquisition of laws, founding a consortium to jointly buy electricity, offering training on energy matters as much as information on new fuels and technologies. ARE has also elaborated feasibility studies applying energy efficiency rules according to the EU directive.
ARE is also working hard at international level, taking part in many EU projects dealing with European energy policy priorities, such as buildings and communities certification, energy management in the health system, promotion of new contractual and management models.
Belgrad Nikola Tesla Airport
The airport was opened for traffic on April 28, 1962 with single runway 3000 m long, taxiway 3350 m long, passenger terminal building, control tower, large apron for handling of aircraft and other contemporary equipment. Later on a new passenger terminal (Terminal 2) has been built, apron extended, runway prolonged and in 1997 equipment for CAT II built in, enabling operation of the Airport in low visibility conditions.
In July 2005 six contemporary telescopic passenger boarding bridges were introduced, in May 2006 reconstructed international Terminal 2 was put into operation and since November 2008 Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport can be used in full capacity in conditions of extremely low visibility due to ILS CAT IIIb equipment and procedures which was for the first time in history of Belgrade Airport used on January 4, 2009.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport accommodates technical maintenance company Jat Technics Ltd and technical maintenance of Aviogenex, operational departments of Air Traffic Control and Customs Authority, Air Museum, Jat Airways and SMATSA Training Centers, Helicopter Unit of the Ministry of Interior, etc.
Municipality of Barakaldo
Barakaldo is one of the main towns in the north of Spain. It belongs to the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and is located in the Historic Territory of Biscay, being a centre of reference on the left bank of Nervión River.
It is the most important peripheral town around Bilbao - 8 kms by motorway or Metro- and the principal urban boundaries are the water fronts of the canalized Nervión river, which flows into the sea 8 kms from Barakaldo, its affluents Cadagua and Galindo and the Argalario hills.
With an average height of 39 mts_snm –a total of 349 mts_snm- it stretches along 25.03 Kms2 and a it has a perimeter of 25.08 Kms. Currently, it has 97,538 inhabitants.
Thanks to the efficient management of that plan -still operative today- Barakaldo has been transformed into a new economic space complementary to other towns of the Metropolitan Bilbao, where the main objective of the social cohesion of the municipality and its environment has been reflected. A social space with all the characteristics of a consolidated urban space, with the identity of a commercial and service centre within the metropolitan area of Bilbao but without losing its historical perspective as an industrial town, still preserving medium-size non-polluting industrial models and alternative uses of highly added value.
Genoa Port Authority
The Port of Genoa, favoured by its strategic geographic location, is placed at the centre of the important industrial and commercial area of northern Italy and southern Europe. It makes available to users and goods the qualities of experience and professionalism, result of a centuries-old maritime and port tradition.
In 1994, Law 84/94 on port reform was approved by the Italian government – now being the subject of a future reform - which introduced the private management of operations within the port, while maintaining the Port Authority still responsible for running the delicate and fundamental tasks of managing the concessions areas, the planning of the works in the port, the control of safety standards at work and on the ship, as well as the promotion of services and the organisation as a whole.
The Port of Genoa stretches uninterruptedly for 22 miles along a coastline that develops between Fiera and Voltri. It is a 'one stop multi-purpose and multi-tasking port' with more than twenty private operational terminals, equipped to welcome every type of ship for each type of goods: containers, general cargo, perishable products, metals, forestry products, solid and liquid bulk, petroleum products and passengers.
The Port has several companies offering a wide range of complementary services, from ship repair to the environment. The area occupied by all port facilities is approximately seven million square meters, which can be accessed through different places at the gates of the main directions of traffic.
Over the last few years, traffic registered a positive trend: in fact, today Genoa is the first Italian port in terms of overall handling and is among the first Mediterranean ports of final destination as to containerized transport.
URB-Grade Project (FP7)
URB-Grade: Decision Support Tool for Retrofitting a District, Towards the District as a Service.
The URB‐Grade project designs, develops and validates a Platform for Decision Support that will allow the city authorities and utilities to promote and choose the correct actions to upgrade a district to become more energy efficient, cost effective and to increase comfort for its citizens in a District as a Service Platform approach.