Dredging for a new Port - Puerto Bolivar, Colombia

by 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

Abstract: 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.

Subject Headings: Dredging | Ports and harbors | Developing countries | Freight transportation | Mines and mining | Canals | Rail transportation | Ships | South America | Colombia

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