Expanding the Latin American Port of Montevideo (VIDEO)

In recent years, bigger and bigger vessels have been navigating through the seas and oceans. But the bigger the vessels, the fewer can moor at a quay.

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That is why in 2021, the government of Uruguay, together with Katoen Natie, decided to further expand the container terminal Cuenca del Plata.

To accommodate larger and more container vessels at the same time, four to be precise, Jan De Nul has been hired to construct a new 730-metre long quay wall and expand the terminal itself by reclaiming 22 hectares of land for the second container yard.

JDN mobilized several vessels for this purpose including backhoe dredger Postnik Yakovlev, hopper dredgers Ortelius and and Galileo Galilei, cutter suction dredger Willem van Rubroeck, etc.

Discover how Jan De Nul is building the brand-new quay wall and container yard in Montevideo, Uruguay.