Chock a dock

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THE acting Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, has inaugurated the initial phase of the new seawall in Almeria port, a project which is expected to cost some €17.4 million. 

The numbers are impressive, with a 417-metre stretch of wall being installed, comprising nine reinforced concrete ‘boxes’, each 45-metres long by 21-metres wide and filled with 154,000 cubic metres of dredged material.

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Andalucian ports represent 29 per cent of the national total of commercial dockings, with Almeria responsible for 4.5 per cent, making it the fastest-growing port in the region.

Depending on how this demand evolves, there are plans afoot to extend the new seawall to a length of 1,028 metres, plus a floating counter-wall of 220 metres.


The Pechina docks are also earmarked for expansion, with an additional 450-metre line of moorings planned.




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