Installation of structure for berthing ships begins at landmark Guyana port project

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NRG Holdings Inc. has begun the installation of a quay wall structure on the artificial island in the Demerara River where the Vreed-en-Hoop Shore Base will be.

A quay wall is an earth-retaining structure which is used to dock floating vessels and transfer goods. Quay walls are of various types and are used for mooring and berthing floating vessels.

According to a press release, NRG Holdings said that the construction process for the project remains on schedule as works are being executed on a 24-hr basis.

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The new island is part of reclaimed land that will be transformed into the estimated 44 acre mega-project to create the shore base facility, which will form part of the Port of Vreed-en-Hoop.

The project is currently in the sandkey reclamation and compaction phase where the dredger, M.V Galileo Galilei, will continue the process of adding reclaimed material for the creation of the artificial island on which the construction of the new terminal will be situated.

NRG Holdings recently completed the dredging phase of its project with the draft of the Demerara channel increased to nine metres. It also widened the channel by more than 60% and also lengthened the channel by five miles in the Northwest direction.

More importantly, NRG said all wrecks have been removed from the channel, making it easier for larger vessels to traverse.

Phase one of the project is meant to be the special purpose vehicle to serve as a SURF (Subsea Umbilicals, Riser and Flowlines) Shorebase for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) projects.

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