The project consists of a finger pier 450m long and 35m wide, for operation of two Gantry cranes for two Post-Panamax container berths by the north side and for handling containers and general cargo cranes with two berths on the south side.
One relevant aspect was the structural seismic design that included the use of seismic isolators, becoming an innovative and unique worldwide port design.
The engineering developed by PRDW included:
Furthermore PRDW was responsible, supervised and coordinated the following studies and activities:
The seismic design consisted of placing seismic isolators under the main deck to isolate during an earthquake the deck and cranes. This solution implies a relevant reduction on seismic accelerations of the structure.
CHILE EARTHQUAKE – 27F
Date: February 27, 2010.
Magnitude: 8.8 Mw (5th largest earthquake in the world).
Location of the wharf: 100 km of epicentre.
Post earthquake wharf status: Without damages.