MCP1 is a terminal for general cargo handling (wood chips) in the port of Santana / AP. In the area where the lease will be installed, the company already carries out operations.
The site consists of a large courtyard, where the chips are stacked and stored, and a belt cariier system.
The terminal receives the chip from a processing unit located in the area adjacent to the terminal. This plant receives the wood logs by road produces the chip and dispatches directly into the storage area of the terminal.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Ministry of Transportation, Ports and Civil Aviation and National Waterway Transportation Agency (ANTAQ)
Form of project announcement
Inclusion in infrastructure plan/strategy document
The wood chip is produced through a processing plant that transforms the logs into wood chips. This material is mainly used in the production of cellulose and MDF for Asian and European markets.
In the last years the movement of chip in the port has presented great fluctuations of 381 thousand tons observed in 2012 to 907 thousand tons in 2014.
It is noteworthy that the revenues from this cargo are the main financial source of the port of Santana, in addition to the vast majority of berths in the port are chip ships.
The aforementioned lease is of great importance for the economic development of the State of Amapá, in addition to generating 42 new direct jobs.
Indicative timetable of project development
Bidding process due 1st semester 2018
Please outline any studies (for example environmental, engineering etc.) that will be completed prior to a full business case development
Engineering and environmental studies, Demand Estimate, Revenue Projection, Total Capital Expenditure Forecast