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.