The students have taken a tour of the main infrastructures of the port of Castellón, such as the South Basin and the Eastern Breakwater.
Students studying their third year at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos have visited the port of Castellón accompanied by the Director Vicente de Esteban. The aim of the visit was to enable the students to see at first hand the large scale construction work which has been undertaken at the port in recent years, such as the ‘Cerámica’ and ‘Centenario’ docks, the South Basin, the prolongation of the Eastern Breakwater with a special non reflective construction 450 metres long and 12 metres high which was finalized in 2011 using an innovative and original type of construction.
The director of the port, Roberto Arzo, gave a talk to the students in which he described the growth of the port since its foundation and emphasised the connection between PortCastelló with productive sectors in the province, especially ceramics, energy and agriculture.
At the same time he informed the audience about the latest traffic figures at the port which is now one of the top ten ports in the Spanish system.
The engineering students also toured around the South Basin, an area measuring more than 2 million square metres next to the Serallo industrial estate and which has multiplied by ten the space available at the port for industrial plants and logistics facilities. The most important work undertaken to date, costing 1000 million euros, coming from the Port Authority the Fondos de Cohesion and private investment.