Dredging & Marine Construction

Port of Santos Completes Expansion Works

Latin America’s busiest port, the Port of Santos, Brazil, expects to receive larger vessels following recovery works that deepened berths between warehouses 12-A and 23 in a 1,700-meter (5,600-foot) area. The country’s Ministry Transports, Ports and Civil Aviation (MTPA) spent BRL 229 million ($706 million US) to reinforce the structure of the port’s pier in order to allow a further expansion of the berths. As a result of the recovery works, expected dredging will allow the port to welcome larger vessels. The works were performed by a consortium made up of Andrade Gutierrez, OAS, Brasfond and Novatecn, both MTPA and Port Administrator Codesp said. The project was concluded in two different phases. In the first stage, the existing pave stone was structurally recovered. In a second step, about 60,000 meters (646,000 feet) of jet-grouting were installed.