Porto Central and Van Oord sign Agreement


On Tuesday (November 12th 2019) Porto Central and Van Oord, a leading company in dredging and port construction, signed an Agreement for the implementation of Porto Central with the purpose of enabling the start of the port construction.

The signing ceremony of the Protocol was held during the Development and Innovation Forum: The Future of Espírito Santo at Presidente Kennedy/ES, in the presence of the State Governor Renato Casagrande, the Mayor of President Kennedy Dorlei Fontão, the State Congressman Marcelo Santos, the President of the Association of the Municipalities of Espírito Santo (Amunes) Gilson Daniel, the President of Espírito Santo em Ação Fábio Brasileiro, the Director of the Department of Highways (DER-ES) Luiz César Maretto, the President Director of the Jones Neves Institute (IJSN), Luiz Paulo Vellozo Lucas, among other public authorities and local entrepreneurs.

The partnership with Van Oord comes since 2016 with the signature of the Early Contractor Involvement that allowed the process of optimizing the project to enable the construction of a high-quality port within the planned budget and schedule.

The agreement signed also aims to intensify the preparatory actions that precede the construction of Porto Central, highlighting the compliance with the environmental conditions established in the Installation License of the port issued in March 2018 by IBAMA.

Porto Central will be installed on an area of approximately 2,000 hectares with up to 25 meters deep to accommodate the largest vessels in the world. The first phase of the port aims to meet the growing demand of the country’s oil, gas and energy industry.

Sea News, November 12

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra