Posted On 17 Apr 2014
Yanuncay river is the dredge that will keep 9,60 m at low tide (11.60 at high tide), the access channel to the seaport of Guayaquil, which will come tomorrow near the coast of the Posorja parish.
The device will begin operating once work between the port authority of Guayaquil and the concessionaire Contecon is scheduled, as part of plan to prevent troubles in the arrivals and departures of ships
The contract with the Navy Dredges Service was signed in July of last year, but the apparatus (of chinese manufacture, year 2010, of 7,000 cubic meters of capacity in hopper and 110,40 meters in length), will soon arrive to begin the first stage of deepening of the route, which will have a lasting of six months.
The second stage, maintenance, will last 54 months. This, and the elimination of “Los Goles” rock, which is at the entrance and will be deepened to 11 meters at low tide by the Municipality of Guayaquil, will allow ships bring more cargo and reduce costs for foreign trade.
Sediments will be absorbed and taken to Posorja, which will ensure the entry of ships to the port terminal Simon Bolivar.