Montevideo’s port terminal, now operational, has a dozen grain silos and handling equipment systems from Cordovan company Silos Córdoba.

The Cordovan company Gandaria has actively participated in the implementation of the grain and wood chip storage and handling terminal located at Montevideo’s port. The project, assigned to Uruguayan company Obrinel (TGM), is ready to start operations after 18 months of construction, as published on the National Association of Capital Goods Manufacturers (Sercobe) website.

This project, the largest of its kind in this Latin American country, includes the provision of 12 large storage silos, grain handling systems, assembly and start-up, all this assigned to Spanish Silos Córdoba, as well as the mechanization and last generation ship loading equipment by a Swiss company. Both companies have been represented and promoted by Sercobe through its delegation in Rio de la Plata.

Basically, the grain terminal is a silo plant for the storage of grains and wood chips built on 9 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea in Montevideo’s port bay. It has an initial capacity of 120,000 tons (ie which fits in 12 silos) and an operating capacity of 2 million tons, able to cater to the growing demand of local market, adds Sercobe’s press release.

An upcoming expansion with eight more silos

The project also provides for an expansion to a final capacity of 200,000 tons. Eight additional silos and a link to the existing rail network near the Uruguayan capital city.

In addition, the harbour is designed and dredged to a depth of 13 meters for loading Panamax and Post-Panamax vessels 250 meters long and 80,000 tons. Both facilities are connected by a 300 meter gallery cantilever over the the bay waters.

This project, whose total investment is of approximately 100 million dollars from private contributions, is set to become a technological and logistics reference in the region, and opens the way for a large number of investments in port infrastructure in the Uruguay and Parana rivers.

Largest storage project in Uruguay

Source: Córdoba Hoy

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