A consortium consisting of Van Oord and BAM International, has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of Phase 2A of the new container terminal for APM Terminals in Moín, Costa Rica.
The total contract value amounts to USD 460 million which is split between Van Oord and BAM International on an almost equal basis. It will take the consortium approximately three years to complete the project.
The consortium will be responsible for the construction of the new terminal and marine access. The scope of work for Van Oord consists of the construction of a 1.5-km rock breakwater, reclamation of an area of 40 hectares, including soil improvement works, and the dredging of the access channel and turning basin. Van Oord will deploy a trailing suction hopper dredger, a cutter suction dredger and rock installation equipment. BAM International will construct the 650-metre quay wall, as well as the pavement, associated buildings and all utilities.
In 2011 APM Terminals signed a USD 992 million 33-year concession contract with the Costa Rican government to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the new Moín Container Terminal on the Caribbean coast. 80% of the country’s maritime commerce is handled in the current port complex of Puerto Limon/Moín. APM Terminals will develop a world-class sustainable container terminal that modernises the port system to help Costa Rica achieve its economic ambitions.
Not only will it increase the country’s international trade competitiveness, the terminal will reduce logistics costs through higher operating efficiency and enhance Costa Rica’s container cargo security reputation.
The new port in Moín will attract additional international investment, create new jobs and business growth benefiting the country and region. The features and auxiliary facilities of the terminal, including the gate complex, will set new standards for customers, improve their logistics chain and reduce costs. The container handling equipment will be eco-friendly, featuring the latest developments in energy efficiency to reduce emissions.
Press Release, October 11, 2013