Dredging for a new Port - Puerto Bolivar, Colombiaby W. Y. Chow, Int Engineering Co, San Francisco, CA, USA,
C. J. Lund, Int Engineering Co, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal
A major coal export terminal at Bahia Portete, Colombia, is being developed as part of the Cerrejon Coal Project - North Zone, where one of the world's largest coal mines is being developed in Colombia, South America. The project consists of three major elements - mine, railroad and port. Coal carriers and commodities ships will approach and depart from the marine facilities via a 4. 0 kilometer long dredged channel. Vessels using the new port facilities will range from small support craft to 150,000-DWT coal carriers. This paper discusses the project design in consideration of the dredging requirements, evaluation and selection of disposal alternatives, and the monitoring program for predicting maintenance dredging requirements.
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