Dredging in Santa Lucia
Ocean Dredging DS obtains a first contract in Cuba
Santa Lucia, Cuba, April 2016 – Following the Punta Catalina dredging project in the Dominican Republic, Ocean Dredging DS obtains a first contract in Cuba.
It all started in March 2015 when the mining company, Empresa Minnera Del Caribe, contacts Ocean Dredging DS for the completion of the maintenance work in the access channel to the port of Santa Lucia. This channel, in the province of Pinar Del Rio, is located at approximately 100 nautical miles from Havana, and allows the transit of the ships carrying the lead and zinc ore concentrates from mining. A year later, 60,000 m3 of sediment and sand are extracted by the Océan Traverse Nord in order to maintain water depth.