ACCIONA has announced the completion of the works on the T2 Terminal at the Port of Açu in São João da Barra, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The project, carried out for the client Prumo Logística, generated over 3,400 direct jobs, with 90% of the workforce hired locally.
The terminal used 12,000 tonnes of tempered steel and 350,000 cubic metres of concrete. It was built using technology on the Kugira, the world’s largest floating dock owned by ACCIONA. The platform first arrived in Brazil in 2011, specifically for this project. The terminal is the first to be built with prefabricated concrete blocks in Brazil. A total of 2,800 metres of seawall were built using the Kugira's concrete caisson technology, using a total of 42 floating caissons.
The use of this technology to build the breakwater reduced the amount of rockfill stone by 8.5 million tonnes. It has also helped to prevent the emission of 100 tonnes of CO2.
“ACCIONA is celebrating the conclusion and delivery of this highly significant work. It has been an enormous technical challenge that we have managed to complete with the highest level of quality and professionalism. The Kugira’s technology and the team’s commitment have enabled us to do an excellent job”, said Flávio Luis Saraiva, Acciona's construction manager in Brazil.
The T2 Terminal was built to be the gateway for the internal navigation channel at the Port of Açu and as protection from the open sea. Large liquid and bulk cargo ships, steel products, coal, pig iron, granite, general and vehicle cargo, as well as equipment and materials destined for export and oil and gas production on maritime platforms will all pass through and anchor in T2. The terminal is 6.5 km long, 330 metres wide and 14.5 metres deep, with 13,000 metres of dock and an area facing the inner channel that will be leased to businesses that support offshore maritime oil and gas activities.