As works progress on the Berbice Deepwater Port, CGX Energy Inc. has commenced in-river construction activity on a 50 x 12-metre access trestle from the quayside yard westward into the Berbice river, together with the necessary dredging of the river.
Construction of the wharf, perpendicular to the trestle, will follow.
This is part of CGX’s phased approach to accommodate increased vessel activity in Guyana.
CGX said in an update on Monday that the cargo terminal aspects of the Port are targeted to commence in mid-2023 and operation of the oil and gas support base in late 2023, subject to construction schedules and supply chains.
GAICO Construction has been selected to complete these works.
GAICO will begin with the 160 feet access trestle. The wharf will then be built perpendicular to the Trestle, parallel to the eastern bank of the river.
CGX has already expended some US$22M on the project, which is being built on 30 acres of land adjacent to and north of Crab Island on the eastern bank of the Berbice River. It said 10 acres of the plot has been set aside as a living laboratory for the study of mangrove habitats in co-existence with commercial port operations.
So far, the company has completed 40,000 square meters quayside laydown yard, the rip rap flood protection for the Port and its access bridge along with the needed water and electrical connections.