The Innovation Agreement was signed today by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) and the Liguria Regional Administration in relation to Ansaldo Energia’s “Lighthouse Plant” project. MISE was represented by Stefano Firpo, General Director for Industrial Policy, Competitiveness and SMEs, Liguria Regional Administration by President Giovanni Toti and Economic Development Councillor Edoardo Rixi, and Ansaldo Energia by Chairman Giuseppe Zampini.
The Smart Factory Cluster managed the identification, on behalf of MISE, of the Enterprise 4.0 Plan Lighthouse Plants, leading to the selection of Ansaldo Energia as one of the two Lighthouse Plants finalised so far.
Ansaldo Energia will invest a total of €14m in a three-year industrial research and development plan, based on the development and application of the main digital technologies covered by the Enterprise 4.0 Plan to the entire manufacturing process at its two Genoa production sites (Campi and Cornigliano).
The terms of the Innovation Agreement finalised today by MISE and the Liguria Regional Administration mean that Ansaldo Energia’s investment - in addition to the incentives provided by the Enterprise 4.0 Plan - will be eligible for a grant equal to 25% of the total (20% MISE and 5% Liguria Regional Administration).