Sea Ports and Terminals

In 1992, the Danish company Christiani-Nielsen Engenheiros e Construtores was acquired. It had been operating in Brazil since 1917.

We then incorporated their expertise and technology in the construction of marine terminals, a segment in which Christiani-Nielsen was a market leader.

Carioca Engenharia is currently at a prominent position in marine and port construction in Brazil. We have an extensive portfolio of piers and important marine terminals on our list of achievements. This solid track record reaffirms our commitment to excellence and quality in every project we deliver.

Expansion of the Port of Rio | RJ


Expansion of the pier at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, managed by ICTSI Rio — a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. The pier will be extended to increase the port's capacity to receive more and larger vessels.

ThyssenKrupp CSA Terminal | RJ

Consisting of a 3,825-meter long bridge, the terminal has a pier for the berthing of two 700-meter long, 35-meter wide capesize ships. Two execution methodologies were used for driving the 1,788 prestressed concrete piles and assembling the prefabricated components: one with ramlifts (floating pile drivers) and another with the cantitravel (sliding metal structure holding a 300-ton crane). The project also included the construction of administrative buildings and electrical and automation systems.

Commercial Pier CODESA | ES

Expanding the commercial pier at the Port of Vitória. The pier was expanded by 100 meters along its length and 21.3 meters along the 350 meters of berths 101 and 102. The piles were driven using a drill and, as the land has a rocky profile and no soil cover, we used secant piles to ensure that their feet do not move out of place. In addition to drilling, the work included an innovative underwater demolition process called “pre-cracking,” which aimed to avoid the shock waves from the future detonation to affect the structure of the new pier while the channel was further deepened.

Guanabara Bay LNG | RJ

Marine terminal in Guanabara Bay with a water depth of 26 meters designed to operate LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) ships, consisting of a 60 m x 50 m operating platform, 7 mooring dolphins and 7 berthing dolphins, connected by footbridges. All structures are supported by 322 reinforced concrete piles with a metallic sheath, of 0.80 meters in diameter, drilled into the rock, with up to 50 meters of depth. The project posed a great challenge to be overcome: an execution period of just seven months.

Port of Alumar | MA

Expansion of Alumar port facilities, in São Luís, by extending the pier by 221.62 meters, and widening it by 19.6 meters, for the purpose of simultaneously berthing two 65,000-DWT ships.

Ilha Grande Bay Oil Terminal | RJ

Designing and building a mooring pier for 500,000-DWT ships in the external berth and 350,000-DWT ships in the internal berth, simultaneously. The terminal includes a 1,270-meter long access bridge, 18 dolphins and an operating platform.

Inhaúma Shipyard | RJ

Refurbishing the facilities and structurally recovering Dry Dock #2, at the Inhaúma Shipyard, formerly Ishikawajima Shipyard, located in the port district of Rio de Janeiro. The work included structural analysis of the existing elements, reinforcing the back wall of the dock, analyzing and structurally recovering the side walls, supplying and installing fenders and the maneuvering system, recovering the mooring bollards and maneuvering rails and repaving the area around the dock.

Rio Grande Breakwaters | RS

Expanding the eastern and western breakwaters of the Port of Rio Grande by extending the rockfill using rocks of different tonnages and precast concrete tetrapods. In this work, over one million cubic meters of rock and 11,500 tetrapods of 8 and 12 tons were used.

Açu Superport | RJ

Detailed engineering design and construction of mooring structures at the Offshore Pier and the Multipurpose Terminal in São João da Barra (RJ) for the client Prumo Logística Global.

Jurong Aracruz Shipyard | ES

Construction of the northern, southern and eastern breakwaters, totaling 2,495 meters in length, for the Jurong Aracruz Shipyard involved 1.7 million tons of rocks. We were subsequently engaged by this client to lay the foundations, to do the construction work, and assemble the rails for the Goliath Gantry, with a capacity of 300 tons, 150 meters of free span and total length consisting of two lines of 450 meters.

Bahia LNG | BA

Construction of Petrobras' Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Terminal in Baía de Todos os Santos, with capacity to regasify 14 million cubic meters per day.

The terminal has an innovative side-by-side attraction system, in which the supply vessel is directly connected with the regasification vessel. The project involved the construction of a pier, a 35 m x 58 m operating platform, a Control House, two loading arms and an attached 12.55 m x 26 m sub-platform to pick up fire-fighting water, and a mooring point for personnel transport vessels. Additionally, six mooring dolphins, four berthing dolphins and interconnection footbridges between the dolphins and the platform were installed.

Barra do Riacho Waterway Terminal (TABR) | ES

Construction of a pier at Petrobras' Barra do Riacho Waterway Terminal (TABR) for maritime transport of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and gasoline (C5+) from the natural gas processed at the Cacimbas Complex, in the city of Linhares. The work included the construction of a 180-m long access bridge, a 60 m x 40 m operating platform and 17 dolphins capable of receiving 6,000-DWT to 60,000-DWT ships.

Areia Branca Salt Terminal | RN

Offshore expansion and adaptation of an artificial island for receiving, storing and loading bulk salt. The work also included the construction of a barge wharf, installation of a barge unloader, enhancement of conveyor belts and ship loading system.