Freight terminal San Diego and La Encruijada
San Diego - La Encruijada
Italferr s.p.a., Consorzio Contuy, IAFE
cost of works
$ 42 Millions San Diego, $ 58 Millions La Encruijada
scope of works
Final and detailed design
With the transition to the new millennium, the Venezuelan government has planned the construction of a railway line that will connect the main port of the country (Porto Cabello) with the large industrial and agro-food centers of Valentia and Maracay, as well as the main port on the Orinoco river. . This infrastructure will be the pivot of the development of an articulated multimodal freight and passenger transport that will have to integrate the different needs and modes of transport, through the creation of railway and maritime logistic centers and poles and among these the freight terminal of San Diego and La Encruijada.
The project involved the realisation of two logistics platforms at San Diego and La Encruijada, served by the Porto Cabello-La Encruijada railway within the ambit of the new central railway system of the Republic of Venezuela.
Sintagma’s activities concerned the final and detailed design of work that included:
- the San Diego logistics platform for a yard extension of approx. 60 ha, on embankment up to 5 m, with 9 x 900 m module arrivals/departures strip tracks with 2 gantry cranes and 2 direct load/unload tracks;
- the La Encrucijada logistics platform for an extension of approx. 80 ha with 7 x 900 m module arrivals/departures strip tracks with 2 gantry cranes and 2 direct load/unload tracks;
- office and technical buildings measuring over 12,000 m² at San Diego and 20,000 m² at La Encruijada;
- internal road and connections to the road network;
- plants for maintenance of the Porto Cabello-La Encruijada line and 2 rolling stock maintenance centres located at La Encrucijada and Naguanagu.