The Expansion and Modernization Project of the Port of La Guaira is signed in August 2011, a design/construction project, was started on December 2 of the same year, for an amount of 398 million USD.
The extension of the west wharf of the Port of La Guaira was a work that was built in 30 months, with the aim of creating an advanced terminal that could receive post-panamax ships. For the development of this Project the incorporation of Venezuelan cadres was a paramount value, more than 5000 workers were integrated into the process.
Previous studies and Campaign of Probes
Execution of Basic Engineering and Detail Engineering.
Planning and strategy.
Procurement and Construction.
Technology Transfer and Training.
The training and incorporation of local cadres in the project represented a fundamental value to increase productivity and to benefit the orientation and vision of the work.
More than 5000 workers were incorporated into the expansion and modernization project of the Port of La Guaira, validating the capacity of local talent.
The project consisted of winning 150,000 m2 of land to the sea, a space compared to 15 soccer fields. The construction of a new container yard, an operations building, a repair shop and all the most modern port operation equipment: 6 STS cranes (Ship to shore); 15 RTG’s yard cranes; 2 Reach Stacker; 6 forklifts; 32 terminal tractors and 40 tractor trucks.
In 2014, the company Teixeira Duarte hands over to the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, in the hands of President Nicolás Maduro, the terminal that has been completely completed. Becoming one of the most important works of Venezuela in the last 40 years, which was concluded within the initially estimated term.