Port of Coronel – Coal Jetty

Mechanised unloading system
Preliminary and Detailed Design
PRDW was appointed by Puerto de Coronel to carry out preliminary and detailed design for a new 3.5 MTPA coal terminal in Coronel's bay in the Biobío region, Chile.
Chile, Biobío, Bahía de Coronel

The project included a jetty and a mechanised unloading system, with a capacity of 2,500 TPH of coal, to service Panamax bulk carriers up to 85,000 DWT.

The project required the following marine works, designed by PRDW:

  • A platform for two fixed 1,500 TPH loaders (each)
  • Mooring dolphins
  • Berthing dolphins
  • Hoppers
  • Support structures
  • Transfer towers
  • Access trestle 1,080m in length.

Further engineering input from PRDW included:

  • Analysis and definition of marine terminal layout.
  • Study of natural coastal conditions.
  • Study of wave climate and wave penetration to the berth site.
  • Numerical model of vessel berthing motion.
  • Study of Jetty operational availability (downtime).
  • Technical support in the construction stage.

PRDW was also responsible for, supervised and coordinated the geotechnical studies and the oceanographic measurements.

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