This Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure project for Repsol will allow the energy company to shift its operations from the inner port of San Diego to the outer port of Punta Langosteira, in A Coruña (Spain).
The structure corresponds to phase I of the project: improvement of the Punta Langosteira dock. The new construction will streamline the arrival of ships at port and prevent tankers from entering the city center to unload crude oil.
The dock, which consists of 19 precast reinforced concrete caissons, the equivalent of a 10-story building, will allow access to vessels of up to 300 meters and 200,000 tons (Suezmax).
Phase II: a pipeline between the port and the refinery
The pipeline will be 3.8 kilometers in length and will traverse the municipalities of A Coruña and Arteixo. It will consist of 11 subterranean tubes: two to transport crude between the refinery and the new Langosteira dock, a third to convey water, and the other eight for the future transport of other products.
The pipeline will have a useable width of 10 meters, into which the 11 tubes will be installed.
The project involves an extra effort to safeguard and respect the area’s environment and heritage. The Repsol project has not only consulted with different organizations, it has received favorable environmental reports from more than 20 entities. Moreover, once construction is complete, the vegetation will be restored.