Project Management Report from Milan


Eni discovers the largest gas field in Mediterranean Sea; Finmeccanica awarded 7-8 billion euro project in Kuwait; Ariane 6-Vega C development; New high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 train; Expo, a mid-term report; October National Forum for Young Project Managers in Italy

By Luca Cavone

International Correspondent

Milan, Italy


After the summer break we are back this month with a report full of interesting news.

Top contributions are mainly coming from the industrial sector: oil & gas, aerospace and transportation.

We open with one of the news that has been around the world in recent weeks. The discovery by Eni of the largest oil field ever found in the Mediterranean Sea.

Later we report about a couple of news stories from the aerospace industry, Alenia Aermacchi won an order of 7.8 billion in Kuwait and the contract signature of the new Ariane and Vega 6 C launchers.

The new Frecciarossa 1000, the futuristic train of Trenitalia entered in service in June, aimed to bridge the distance between Milan and Rome in 2 hours and 20 minutes. The entire order will be completed in 2017, with a total investment cost of 1.6 billion euro.

Finally, we will provide a mid-term report of Expo 2015. Enjoy the reading!


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About the Author


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Milan, Italy




Luca Cavone is a Consultant at JMAC Europe, the Consulting firm of the Japan Management Association. He is mainly focused to support companies in the governance of innovation projects and product development. He has a strong background and expertise in project management methodologies and business practices.

Before joining JMAC he had several years of experience in international projects within the aerospace industry. Together with the consulting activities he’s involved as a lecturer for masters and university courses on project management and innovation management. Since 2014 he’s Adjunct Professor in “Language and Communication Skills for Project Management“ in the Master’s in International Business & Economics degree program at the University of Pavia.

Since 2009 he has been member of the IPMA (International Project Management Association), for which he has held board positions both a national and international level. He’s regularly invited at international conferences to deliver speeches and workshops.

Luca joined the PMWJ in 2013 as an international correspondent in Italy; he can be contacted at [email protected].

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