Açu Port, Brazil
The largest port in America
It is located 315 kilometers north of Rio de Janeiro. It is the third largest port in the world and the largest in America. This is a deep-water port with a total expected transport capacity of 350 million tons of cargo per year.
The project involves the construction of a 2438 meters vertical dyke, which was executed by manufacturing and anchoring of 49 reinforced concrete segments. One section of dike was also placed in the 600 meters long slope. The first 9 segments were manufactured in the Port of
Algeciras and were transported to the site on semisubmersible barges.