The Peruvian Supervisory Board for Investment in Public Transport Infrastructure (OSITRAN) commissioned TYPSA to supervise the Salaverry Multipurpose Port Terminal expansion works. The port is located near the city of Trujillo, with a population of about one million, in northern Peru.
This ambitious expansion project will provide the port with the infrastructure needed to handle 5 million tonnes of cargo traffic a year, comprising mainly the importation of cereals, soya, fertilizers and clinker, the exportation of mining products, such as ore concentrate and coal, and containerised cargo, such as fruit and vegetables.
“Port infrastructure expansion for increased maritime transport capacity in Peru”
This increase in traffic capacity will boost the area’s agribusiness, one of the main sources of income in northern Peru, and create a new outlet for mining which is an important activity for the national economy. At the same time, the port will alleviate congestion at the Port of Callao.
The estimated investment budget is USD 130 million for the refurbishment of two quays built at the beginning of the 1970s. One of them will be extended by 60 m in length and widened by 17.5 m. In addition, it provides for the construction of 15,000 m² of covered warehouses, silos for 30,000 t, a small container terminal, auxiliary buildings, accesses and a port yard area with capacity for 115 trucks and material handling equipment.