Tonara students in Spiritu Santu: "Thanks Cipnes"



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 “A fruitful and educational visit, much appreciated by children. We thank Cipnes for the welcome, the hospitality and the willingness shown”.

These are the words addressed to the leaders of Cipnes by the Professor Dina Orunesu, the teacher who accompanied the students of the fourth year of the Technical Industrial Institute of Tonara at the end of the visit to the Cipnes consortium plants.

The students arrived in the middle of the morning in the premises of Cala Saccaia, where the engineer Gianni Maurelli, in charge of the consortium landfill, illustrated the importance of separate collection waste and the various stages of waste treatment.

Subsequently, the pupils went to the facilities of “Spiritu Santu” to partecipate themselves in the disposal process and treatment.

Around 1pm, the delegation from Tonara was a guest of Cipnes, which offered the kids a dedicated buffet.

Cipnes Gallura reiterates its willingness to accept requests for guided visits from schools from any area in Sardinia.


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Cipnes launches the INSULA 2019 network: new investments in Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo. Presence confirmed at Forte Village and on three ships

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Cipnes, inside the territorial marketing program "Insula-Sardinia Quality World", has defined for season 2019 the promotional network INSULA which will be articulated according to a series of promotional-commercial activities called "Sardinia Village", pending the opening of the "Expo Sardegna" platform, in the Gulf of Olbia, whose works - financed by the Region for 17 million euros - will be completed by March 2020, as required by a very recent agreement signed by the contractor company.

PORTO CERVO - In the capital of the Costa Smeralda, with the opening of the premises in June 2019, is expected a hub in New Marina area, considered strategic to be able to intercept the international target. The commercial structure of about a thousand square meters will be divided into two blocks:

1.a part will overlook into the central square of Porto Cervo Marina and will be equipped with showcases, two thematic show rooms dedicated to the promotion and sale of the artistic craftsmanship, fashion and design of Sardinia and the presentation and sale of food & wine productions of the Sardinian supply chain. front of the tourist port of Porto Cervo Marina instead there will be an internal technical area (kitchen and storage centers) and a covered area of ​​about 300 square meters, intended for the administration of food and drinks.

In order to realize this structure, following the agreement with the Municipality of Arzachena and the Smeralda Holding, Cipnes took out a mortgage of 1,8 million euros with Banco di Sardegna, inside of the triennial program of the public works 2018-2020, of the annual list of works for the years 2018, and of the biennial program of purchases 2018-19.

SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA -Inside the Forte Village, a new promotional format will be set up with the assignment of a larger promotional area compared to the one of season 2018, consisting of the “Insula” Restaurant, with 60 covers in front of the central swimming pool and a commercial area already exsiting in 2018.

PORTO ROTONDO / MARINELLA - An Insula operating unit dedicated to the promotion of associated companies will be present inside the 5-star Abi D’Oru hotel, owned by the Zuncheddu group.

SHIPS - The show room inside the Moby Dada ship (Olbia-Civitavecchia), and new openings on the Moby Wonder (Olbia-Livorno) and Tirrenia Janas (Olbia-Genoa) are also confirmed for 2019.

Negotiations are also underway with the Loi group and with Forte Village for the preparation of spaces at the well-known hotel group Iti hotels (Resort Marina Beach in Orosei) and in a prestigious hotel (Forte Village City), soon to be opened in the center of Cagliari.

Press review:

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In Cala Saccaia shipbuilding pole for maxi yachts



ValdettaroThe bureaucratic process of the "Cala Saccaia Industries Srl" has been completed. This latter intends to create, right in Cala Saccaia, near the promontory of "Sa Testa", a warehouse for processing and yachts storage up to 100 meters, with annexed quay.

It is the most significant shipbuilding pole for great yachts in the Mediterranean. The Vanelo’s family decided to invest in the Olbiese boating, after checking that the area including the Cipnes agglomeration is perfectly suitable to carry out the "mission" of the Valdettaro’s shipyards, known worldwide for their high specialization in the elite boating sector.

 “We estimate to invest about 10 million euros– comments Ugo Vanelo, deus ex machina of the project -with an employement that when fully operational, provides for about fifty jobs role”.

Located in the "Golfo dei Poeti", the historic shipyard of Le Grazie, the Cantiere Valdettaro performs ordinary and extraordinary maintenance works, from small wooden goiters to megayachts up to 100 meters. Worldwide recognized for the high quality workforce and for the provided services, the shipyard boasts a long of ax masters tradition and is one of the few in the world able to build wooden masts for S / Y. Strategically located for the new routes of the Mediterranean ricreation craft, Valdettaro shipyard represents the reference nautical pole in the Upper Tyrrhenian area.



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No dangerous waste: the landfill land released from seizure.


Cipnes: the Power Prosecutor acted correctly. We evaluate the serious damages caused to the Institution because of Arpas mistakes


VISTA DISCARICA 8The Deputy Prosecutor of the Republic of Tempio, Dr. Ilaria Corbelli, ordered today at 10 the restitution and the release from seizure to Cipnes of the interested area by the special waste deposit, consisting of sewage sludge and of an area inside the biostabilization plant, in Spiritu Santu landfill.

In those lands, put under seizure on 3 December 2018, was completely excluded the hazardous nature of the waste, as it result from the technical report deposited on 12 February 2019 by Dr. Corrias, in execution of the conferred investigation.

In the Magistrate's decree it is pointed out that "all the investigations have been accomplished and the investigations are complete". The execution of the revocation decree was entrusted by the judicial officers of the Noe of Sassari.

Cipnes Gallura expresses satisfaction for the evolution of the investigation and intends to underline the extreme correctness of the Public Prosecutor's Office which coordinated the investigations on the waste confered to the Spiritu Santu landfill with extreme carefulness, with absolute respect for the guarantees of the defense.

But the Consortium couldn’t avoid the Arpas superficial attitude. In fact, the agency provided totally incorrect data to the Public Prosecutor, which contributed to a series of reactions, especially on social networks, quite defamatory, evoking presumed bond with the organized crime, which have seriously demaged the Cipnes image. In light of the macroscopic and not excusable mistake, the Industrial Consortium is evaluating the opportunity to take action legally against Arpas for compensation for the economic and imagine damage suffered.

  Press review:

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  • Sludge in order, now Cipnes claimes for damages

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  • Turning point in the Spiritu Santu landfill event: "No sample risults dangerous" 15 February  2019

  • Sludge case: Cipnes requests the realease from seizure

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Zes Strategic plan, the Region said yes


The Government has the last word for the final ok


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The Special Economic Zone of    Sardinia takes shape and begins the      official process towards its establishment.

2.770 hectares of areas connected to harbour zones will enjoy administrative and fiscal simplifications in order to favor the development of already installed companies or those will settle in that perimeter.

The Council approved the Zes strategic Plan, which is already on the table of the Government: it was illustrated today by the President of the Region Francesco Pigliaru and the Programming Councillor Raffaele Paci, with the president of the System Authority Port of Sardinia Massimo Deiana. The particularity, and novelty, compared to the other regions, is that Sardinia has chosen to establish a single large Zes by networking the six ports with retroport areas, to make synergy a real strength.

The strategic Plan for the institution of the Special Economic Zone in Sardinia has been elaborated after the meetings carried on to last July from the Councilor Paci with the local administrations and the industrial consortia of the interested zones, sush as Cagliari (that will have 1628 hectares of zes), Portovesme therefore Carbonia-Iglesias (110 hectares), Olbia then north-east Sardinia (180 hectares), Porto Torres with Sassari and Alghero (500 hectares), Oristano (219 hectares) and Ogliastra (56 hectares).


Paci with the Port Authority of Sardinia and the Regional Councilors of Industry, Local Authorities and Transport participated to the meetings. The contribution collected was necessary to perfect the Plan, with indications coming directly from the territories.


Press review:

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Sardinia Quality World, great success for the Cipnes initiative

I relatoriThe event organized by Cipnes Gallura on 5 October at the Cervo Conference Center in Porto Cervo was a great success, during which, through the Insula territorial marketing platform, has been presented the "Sardinia Quality World " programme.   The purpose of the meeting was to sensitize the accommodation companies owners in Sardinia to increase the consumption of products of the certified Sardinian identity chain.

After the greetings to the large and qualified audience of the Mayor of Arzachena Roberto Ragnedda, there were the Massimo Masia reports, head of the Agrifood and Territorial Marketing division of Cipnes and of Maria Ibba, general manager of the Laore Regional Agency.

The following round table, coordinated by the journalist Augusto Ditel was attended by the director of Enit (National Agency of Tourism) Giovanni Bastianelli, the Regional Councilors for Tourism, Barbara Argiolas and Agriculture Pierluigi Caria, Massimiliano Troncia (Federalberghi), Antonio Mura representing the Consortium for the Tutelage of the Sardinian Pecorino and the ”Fiore Sardo” and finally Leonardo Tilocca, for the Consortium of Pecorino Romano.

All the speakers were in favour of increasing the Sardinian products consumption in the hotels of the island through a greater and more effective collaboration between the individual subjects.

At 1.30 pm the show cooking was started during which the chef Pierluigi Fais proposed a series of traditional Sardinian dishes (Culurgiones and the roast beef with the Red Ox meat), as well as cold cuts, cheeses and confectionery products selection rigorously from Sardinia.

During the afternoon there was also space for the workshop with producers who join the Insula network. The event was covered with adequate space by the major island media and Mediaset.


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  • Food and tourism towards sustainable paths

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The Bank of Italy published the annual report on the Sardinia’s economy

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In 2017 the Sardinia's economy has grown moderately after the slight decrease in the previous year.

According to Prometeia estimates, the gross national product increased by 1.1 % at constant prices.

A contribution came from the further moderate increase in demand for consumption, which was associated a recovery in investment and exportation.



Read the Bank of Italy study "The economy of Sardinis - n. 20/2018"

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Special Economic Zones (Z.E.S.): a conference about the CIPNES-Gallura Strategic Plan


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The conference organized at the Geovillage of Olbia by CIPNES Gallura was a success. Special Economic Zones have been mentioned: areas that are limited and defined by laws in which bureaucratic, administrative and fiscal processes are simplified in function of an easy establishment of new economic realities.

A crowded room with institutions, professionals and entrepreneurs listened carefully to what was analyzed by the numerous speakers of the conference, which was also accredited by the Order of Olbia Tempio Accountants and by the Doctors of Agronomists.

To play host the Mayor of Olbia, Settimo Nizzi, which after the institutional greetings has emphasized the active role and the collaboration that the Municipality of Olbia has made available to facilitate the implementation of a strategic plan for the Special Economic Zone creation.

The conference continued with the Pier Luigi Caria intervention, Regional Councilor for Agriculture, who, on behalf of the whole Council, expressed the utmost willingness to pursue the objective, which provides for the creation of Zes in Sardinia, through appropriate regional framework rules delegating to industrial consortia the details and legislative project implementation.

Then the floor has given to the president of CIPNES, Mario Gattu, who thanked the attendances and highlighted how the Cala Saccaia body is particularly committed to the territory growth and how important is the of the Special Economic Zone institution.

More detailed and full of normative references was the intervention of the of CIPNES general director, Aldo Carta, who precisely exposed the history of the Zes, which would have been foreseen, with different names, already in the special statute of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia in 1948.

It is with the Port Authorities reform in 2016 that the topic has is back to being topical and the depressed economy regions of the South will be the ones that will be able to benefit significantly from the new legislative instrument.

Aldo Carta also recalled that the Sardinia region with resolution n. 21/4 of 15 April 2016, shared with the Municipality of Olbia the need to activate a "non-closed" free customs zone with an attached authorization within the "functional inprovement" regime, in line with the choice of the Olbia Municipality, has identified Cipnes-Gallura Industrial Consortium the managing entity.

The conference continued with the speeches of Antonio Catgiu, deputy Director of CIPNES and Gian Paolo Saba, from the CIPNES European Programming Office, who described the state of fact and the strategic plan of the Institution. CIPNES intends to allocate to the Special Economic Zone about 300 hectares, proposing itself as a true partner in support of the enterprises, able to coordinate functions, services and resources implementing on local reality the planning idea placed at the base of the legislative initiative on Zes, in order to value the 4 driving sectors of the consortium agglomeration: agroalimentary, logistic, nautical and natural stone industry.

The speech of Prof. Aldo Berlinguer, full professor of Comparative Law at the University of Cagliari and maximum expert of the subject in question, as well as curator of the in-depth study "Ports, retroports and special economic zones”, has opened the discussion to the external speakers partecipating at the convention.

 According to Berlinguer “Zes are containers where inside there is everything that can facilitate businesses and make their permancence welcoming and attractive. They are places where the State stimulates and helps the production processes. Zes systemizes great infrastructures, competences, services with the simplification of the bureaucratic procedures, customs charges reduction and differentiated tax system that rewards those who produce and those who export the most”.

Of particular interest was the intervention of Bernardo Mattarella, Managing Director of Medio Credito Centrale SpA (a company with a sole shareholder INVOLVINA SpA), which underlined the importance of the credit to access by companies, especially in Southern Italy. Mattarella has therefore announced the subscription, occurred shortly before the convention, of an agreement with the CIPNES-Gallura (the first of this type realized in Sardinia) finalized to facilitating the access to credit and entrepreneurial development for companies located and operating in the consortium industrial area, which are considered worthy in order to obtain public support facilities.

The intervention of Gabriela Savigni, President of the Olbia Tempio Accountants Order, has mainly concerned the need for the companies to make easier the tax management to which they are subjected, seeing in the Zes as an important instrument of attraction and simplification.

Very rich of contents has also been the participation of Massimo Deiana, full professor of Maritime Law at University of Cagliari and president of the Harbour System Authority of Sardinia, which illustrated the importance of the Harbour authority and ports in particular, in the development of a coordinated project for the establishment of special economic zones, announcing the maximum collaboration of the agency of harbour coordination by him presided, for the management and the development of the strategic plan that carries to the institution of the Zes.

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Per saperne di più:

- Il Piano di programmazione strategica

- Delibera del 15 aprile 2016, n. 21/4
Proposta di attivazione di una zona franca doganale nel porto di Olbia ai sensi dell’art. 12 L. Cost. n. 3/1948 e del D.Lgs. n. 75/1998. 



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Cycle and running track with photovoltaic system, the definitive ok: 5 million euros available for construction

tracciato pistaThe Regional Department of Industry has issued the Unique Authorization to Cipnes Gallura (determination 244 of 23 April 2018) for the construction and operation plant for the electricity production from renewable solar photovoltaic source with about 2 MWp power (to be exact 1969,92 kwp), positioned on roofing canopies of a running and cycle path inside the industrial area of Olbia. The work is already financed with a 20-year loan of about 5 million euros without interest, fully refundable with the reduction of energy expenditure, dispensed by the European Community funds “Jessica”.

The cycle and running track, whose works will begin next autumn, will be built with colored photovoltaic panels and will wind, starting from the peri-urban entrance of the Olbia industrial consortium district (opposite McDonald's), towards the coast road of the industrial area to Golfo Aranci until the archaeological site of Pozzo Sacro, nearby the Pittulongu’s and Golfo Aranci’s beaches.

The route will be 3.5 km long. and a 4 meters width. Will be covered by 18,000 square meters. of photovoltaic panels. In particular, the 7296 modules will have a power of 270 Wp each, for a total power of 1969.92 kW divided into three different connection points: the first (1821 panels, equal to 492.48 kW) at the consortium water purifier; the second (3648 panels, 984.96 kW) at the consortium purifier and the third (1824 panels. 492.48 kW) at the CIPNES headquarters.


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