BULK LOADING DOCK

CLIENT

Dirección de Obras Portuarias. Ministerio de Obras Públicas

LOCATION

San Antonio, V Región, Chile

DATE

14/06/1994

TECHNICAL SHEET

DESCRIPTION

The Port of San Antonio is located in a natural bay denominated Bay of San Antonio. It was built in 1912 and actually is the first port of Chile. The Port of San Antonio is characterized by having four different terminals; one for general load, denominated jetty, one for bulk load, denominated Port Panul, one terminal for chemicals denominated VOPAK and one highly specialized in containers and sulphuric acid.

SCOPE OF WORK

The objectives of this consultancy were: By means of a physic model, evaluate the sedimentologic regime of the sector in order to analyze the possibility of generation of an esplanade at the back of the Site 3 of the South Breakwater. Evaluation of the impact of the esplanade on the South Breakwater and the sheltered zone of the Port of San Antonio. Design of the esplanade, necessary breakwaters for its generation and the protection dike. Computerly predict the answer of the sedimentological system at long terms. Analyze the sensibility of the sedimentological answer before changes of wave regime. Products Diagnosis of coastal geomorphology: Diagnosis of the hydrographic coastal units of the Region. Determination of the significant wave for the sedimentary processes. Application of mathematical model LITPACK. Determination of the sedimentological scale of time.Technical specifications for the coastal defense works project.
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