Caucedo container terminal

First cargo port on the island River and Maritime Works

River and Maritime works

Dominican Republic, 2001-2003

General description

As part of a design-and-build contract, construction of the islands first container terminal.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

- Construction of a 700-m-long breakwater for protection from waves and seismic hazards: rubble-mound breakwater with concrete-block armour.

- Construction of a 630-m-long quay wall.

- A 45-hectare container storage and marshalling yard.

- Dredging inside the harbour.

- Construction of roads, container handling and storage yards, networks (drainage, drinking water, fire hydrants, electricity, telecommunications), fencing and access control.

- Construction of a 5,000-m² office building and 6,500-m² warehouse.

- A port access road (22 m wide, 2.2 km long).

 

To prevent coral dust disturbed by dredging in the harbour spreading to the bay, a very-fine-mesh underwater net was installed between the shore and the end of the embankment throughout the operation.

Consortium

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS 50% ; SAIPEM 50%

Project owner

CAUCEDO INVESTMENTS

Key figures

1st

cargo port on the island

2,2-km-long

port access road

560,000 m²

cargo and handling area

Locations

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