“the stages of a 40+ years long journey”
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After graduating in Civil Engineering, Giovanni Battista Furlan begins his career by starting his engineering private practice in Monselice (PD).
Design and construction management of the third lane of the Venice-Padua motorway.
Taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the new laws, the private practice of ing. Furlan evolves into Sicif Progetti s.r.l., one of the first engineering company in Italy.
Together with other three firms of excellence, Sicif constitutes the NET Consortium, which quickly arises as a reference point for transport engineering in Northern Italy.
The NET consortium develops the Feasibility Study (among the first examples in Italy) and the Main Design for the high-speed railway line Turin – Venice.
Following some corporate changes, the Consortium NET is fully identified with SICIF and SIC companies, both expression of entrepreneurial engineer Furlan.
NET Engineering comes from the merger of SIC and SICIF that turn into a single company.
In 2007, with the entry of Assicurazioni Generali as a shareholder beside historical partners, the NET Engineering International is established.
The Generali Group is present in NET as a financial partner in the international public work market for the realisation of infrastructure for mobility.
The jv led by NET Engineering was appointed as promoter for the development of the Project Financing Initiative for the highway link Benevento – Caianello. It is the first case in Italy of an appointment as promoter for an engineering company.
NET Engineering acquires the company Sistra 2000 Srl, with an high expertise in railway systems and technologies. With the entry of the new company, the NET team becomes able to provide the complete cycle of engineering and consulting services in the railway sector.
NET is in charge of the strategic activities for the program management and high surveillance on behalf of the investors in the intervention of urban development City Life (former Milan trade fair).
NET develops a passenger demand forecasting system for the first high-speed rail service in Europe provided by a private operator, NTV S.p.A.
NET leads the consortium of designers in the contract for the construction of the seventh section the national road Sassari-Olbia, one of the most important and complex lots of the entire work.
NET is working to complete the final step of one of its historical project, which will contribute significantly to reducing the risk of flooding in the city of Genoa.