Machinery Corporation of Guyana (MACORP) plans to construct a heavy-duty wharf at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara, according to documents submitted for approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“MACORP is always seeking to better serve our customers across Guyana. This commitment has been combined with a proactive approach to the rapid growth rate of Guyana’s economy, particularly in the energy sector,” it outlined.
MACORP said the facility is intended to be used for the loading and offloading of various heavy-duty equipment, machinery, spares and construction equipment. The company said it will buttress the transport network of moving such items to and from the interior and along the coast.
The wharf facility will be constructed adjacent to the MACORP headquarters at Providence, along the right bank of the Demerara River – some 3.36 miles from Guyana’s capital Georgetown.
It will be spread over an area of 1430.36 square metres.
MACORP said in the project documents that after the construction phase has finished, the company will start to utilise the newly constructed wharf for the berthing of various vessels. A full-time team of 15 employees will be at the site to facilitate the operations. Types of vessels to be docked include barges, tugs, and marine vessels.
“We are always prepared to adapt to the changes in the industry and to be there to support that change. Additionally, the construction and operation of the new wharf will provide job opportunities for the local community and will reflect the intentions of the company to be more competitive in the market by supplying different solutions for foreign and local companies in the industry,” MACORP said.