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Paraiso Tugboat Dock Expansion Project

Paraiso Tugboat Dock Expansion Project

EN Marine Projects and Deep Foundations
Nombre del Proyecto:
Paraiso Tugboat Dock Expansion Project
October 3, 2014
Paraíso, Panamá
Autoridad del Canal de Panamá
Descripción del proyecto

The structure of the tugboat dock of 71 meters in length consist of sections of sheet piles to form the cellular cofferdam diaphragm type to then close and level with concrete and granular fill within the cell and behind the structure. The cofferdam consists of 13 cells of 550 metric tons of flat sheet piles AS500 and 8,000 m3 of granular fill.

The superstructure of the pier was built with concrete reinforced slab and a screen with the same material in which the marine fenders rubber type “MSD Square D-Bore Fenders” were installed while for the docking system bollards corramusa type were used.

The Peripheral lighting of the new dock area included the installation of 5 posts, the placement of new lighting, the construction of underground pipelines and the installation of a medium voltage system which energizes the service stations enabled for docking of each tugboat at the dock.