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Infrastructures maritimes et fluviales

Port of Buenaventura terminal, Colombia

The port of Aguadulce in Buenaventura on Colombia’s Pacific coast has been expanded to accommodate traffic growth.

The city of Buenaventura, home to Colombia’s largest industrial port, occupies a strategic position for the country’s shipping. In 2014, the Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce (SPIA) company launched construction of a new large-capacity container terminal on land entirely reclaimed from the sea. SPIA awarded the design-build contract to Soletanche Bachy Cimas and Soletanche Bachy International working in a joint venture with Colombia’s Constructora Conconcreto company.

The project was handed over a month ahead of schedule in 2016. It consisted of a 600 metre long, 45.60 metre wide quay on the Aguadulce Peninsula; a 165 metre long, 14 metre wide access jetty; and an 832 sq. metre yard for container transhipment and storage.

The Soletanche Bachy and Menard teams are currently building a second, 250-metre bulk carrier quay for Boscoal.