ACCESSES TO THE NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL IN THE PORT OF BARCELONA

CLIENT: Port Authority of Barcelona
Barcelona (Spain)
The project is framed within the growth plan for the new container terminal in the Port of Barcelona (Best), operated by Tercat and officially inaugurated in 2012. With the building of the southern and eastern dykes and the Prat mole, the new terminal has doubled its capacity for handling containers, with 2.65 million TEUs in the first phase of its implementation. The result has been the consolidation of the port as the main logistics centre and connection point on the Mediterranean, able to compete with the ports in the north of Europe. In 2010, the Barcelona Port Authority commissioned Esteyco to prepare the construction project for access infrastructure for phase 1 of the southern expansion. The implementation of phase 1 was complex and from the start took into account the need to the undertake successive phases. The superimposition of accesses by road and rail as well as the unfavourable geotechnical  conditions influenced the technical solutions in this complex project which was finally undertaken successfully in nine months. Notable among the work carried out by Esteyco was the implementation of the embankment forming the southern connection by overloading and containing with reinforced earth