Port of Granadilla
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Port of Granadilla

The Puerto Industrial de Granadilla is a port located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona in the southeast of the island of Tenerife (Spain). It is a complementary work of the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and intended to provide necessary facilities to different types of traffic, attract new traffic and cover increases.[1] It is the largest industrial port of the Canary Islands.

Characteristics

The port has a contradique of a length of 1,150 meters. The Exterior Dock extends longitudinally at 2,512 meters. The Muelle de Ribera has 160 meters with a draft of sixteen meters and an associated esplanade of approximately fifteen hectares.

The second section of the Ribera dock is currently under construction, which will result in the materialization of another 160 meters of quay. It is expected that the port can count on a regasification plant in the year 2020.[2]

With the entry into operation of the Port of Granadilla, the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife manages six ports of general interest for this maritime province; those of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Los Cristianos and Granadilla on the island of Tenerife, and those of San Sebastián de La Gomera, Santa Cruz de La Palma and La Estaca, the latter on the island of El Hierro.[3]

History

In 2004, the Port Utilization Plan of the Port of Granadilla was approved by Ministerial Order. In 2006, the European Commission issued a favorable opinion on the execution of the port.

Later there would be several delays in the work. In November 2017, the Ministry of Development issued a favorable report for the opening of the port infrastructure of Granadilla to begin receiving its first berths.[4]

The port of Granadilla received its first docking on November 21 of that year, with the scale of the platform called "West Leo" of the multinational Seadrill,[5] this floating platform came from Avondale Shipyard, on the Mississippi River, southern United States.

The port was officially inaugurated on March 2, 2018, by the President of the Government of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

References

  1. ^ MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO (2011-03-22). "Disposición 5317 del BOE núm. 70 de 2011" (PDF). Retrieved .
  2. ^ "El puerto de Granadilla entrará en funcionamiento este mes". diariodeavisos.elespanol.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Redaccion. "El puerto de Granadilla comienza a operar". Gomeranoticias. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Fomento da el visto bueno al puerto de Granadilla. eldia.es". eldia.es. Retrieved .
  5. ^ La Opinión de Tenerife. "El Puerto de Granadilla entra en funcionamiento - La Opinión de Tenerife". laopinion.es. Retrieved .

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