BAM ICONSA jv hands over LNG jetty for Costa Norte LNG Terminal in Panama
Bunnik, the Netherlands, 19 June 2018 – A joint venture consisting of BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside Europe, and ICONSA, a marine construction company active in Panama, has completed the construction of an LNG import jetty and an intake/outfall structure for the Costa Norte LNG Terminal in Panama. South-Korea’s POSCO E&C is the main contractor to deliver the Costa Norte LNG Terminal for AES Corporation from the US, one of the world’s leading power companies.
The BAM ICONSA joint venture’s scope comprised the marine facilities, consisting of the LNG jetty with a 216-metre-long trestle, a 50m x 35m platform, four breasting dolphins, six mooring dolphins as well as the intake and outfall structure. Sister company BAM Infraconsult/DMC was involved in the design of the new jetty.
The Costa Norte LNG Terminal, the first LNG facility to be built in Panama, is located near the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal, Colon, Panama. The import jetty is designed to receive LNG vessels in the range of 30,000 - 180,000 m3.
The BAM ICONSA joint venture considered close cooperation with local suppliers and involvement of local workers as a key factor to successfully deliver this project.