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Montevideo to build a 1.000 meter-pier and storage facilities for fishing industry

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 01:50 UTC
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The project will add 1,000 meters of piers and calls for filling 2.5 hectares, paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps The project will add 1,000 meters of piers and calls for filling 2.5 hectares, paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps
Spain's Abengoa will be responsible for the 30-month project which is expected to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year, creating 140 jobs Spain's Abengoa will be responsible for the 30-month project which is expected to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year, creating 140 jobs
Montevideo is a cargo transfer port for several of the fishing fleets operating in the South Atlantic Montevideo is a cargo transfer port for several of the fishing fleets operating in the South Atlantic

Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced it has won a contract to build a new fishing terminal in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, a contract worth 81 million Euros ($93 million). The terminal will be constructed in Capurro, a district in Montevideo helping to expand the port's capacity, Abengoa said.

 The Spanish company, which has a 50% stake in Teyma, the consortium that won the contract, will oversee the project, which will add 1,000 meters of piers to handle industrial fishing boats at the port. The project also calls for filling 2.5 hectares, paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps, and dredging, in an area that will cover 20 hectares.

The 30-month project is expected to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year, creating 140 jobs, Abengoa said.

The exclusive area will be dedicated to the transfer and re-embarkation of fishery produce for many of the fishing vessels operating in the South Atlantic, both from Asia and Spain. Cold storage capacity is crucial to the project.

Abengoa which has operated in Uruguay since 1980 has been involved in the expansion and updating of water and sewage plants; construction of the Montevideo-San Carlos high voltage transmission line, and the Palmatir and Cadonal wind farms, among other contracts.

Uruguay's Ports Authority vice president Daniel Montiel said that the project will have a double possible effect, “international fishing fleets will have a special ample area to operate, while at the same time relieving piers in the rest of the port which has seen a significant increase in trade”.

In the first seven months of this year, according to official data, 235 foreign flagged fishing vessels called in Montevideo, and 78 Uruguayan flagged.

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  • ChrisR

    What a brilliantly timed decision!

    The biggest fish exporter amounting to 50% of the market, owned by a mate of 'No Money Pepe' and owing U$D 41 M to 'The Development Bank' has gone tits-up and 960 people are without jobs.

    Even from the grave of the Senate, the stupidity of Mujica knows no bounds as he was President while the negotiations were being carried out AND he knew Fripur were going under. Ah, to be a murdering commie bastard and stupid with it: he's in 'heaven'.

    Aug 27th, 2015 - 11:47 am 0
  • Conqueror

    Will this be in Montevideo Bay? Important to ensure argies can't interfere. Might be a good idea to require all argie cargo movements to wait whilst fishing vessels carry out their activities. Argies can wait while fishing vessels dock, offload their cash, revictual and refuel and then leave again. Might be 24 hours. Might be a week.

    Aug 27th, 2015 - 02:28 pm 0
  • ynsere

    I won't be holding my breath. The Frente Amplio administrations have promised a lot of public works that never got off the drawing board, came to a standstill or were simply unsuccessful.

    Aug 29th, 2015 - 03:24 am 0
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