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Desierto port Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental evaluation
Start: 05/2013
Completion: 01/2015
In Construction
Project Details


The Puerto Desierto project entails building a port with the capacity to serve vessels of up to 300,000 deadweight tons (DWT) and handle 5.5Mt/y of iron concentrate. Additional work includes an unloading area, a conveyor belt system and a 65,000m2 storage area. Main works include the construction and operation of a mechanized bulk terminal for loading and berthing ships; iron ore stockyard; iron ore storage yard; stacker and reclaimer system; conveyor system; dust capture system; access works and interior roads; and ancillary buildings.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Desierto port
Project Type
Development Phase
Environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
US$ 185mn
Completion Date

The Puerto Desierto port is located in northern region III's Chañaral municipality, some 26km south of Chañaral and 940km north of capital Santiago, in Chile.

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Puerto Desierto Deputy Manager
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