Almarin has supplied fourteen buoys to OAS constructor for the maritime beaconing of the works of GNL del Plata project in Uruguay.

Almarin Spanish AtoN supplier has provided fourteen buoys to OAS for the marking of the works of GNL del Plata project in Uruguay. OAS, S.A. is a Brazilian constructor with considerable growth in Latin America and recently awarded with part of the construction of the LNG Terminal located in west of Montevideo (Uruguay). The project is currently under construction and OAS contacted Almarin for the supply of the navaids to mark an exclusion zone for the provisional marking of the works.

The B1600S model was selected from the Balizamar range for their optimum performance in shallow water with strong currents. B1600 Balizamar buoys have a diameter of 1600mm and a rotomoulded polyethylene hull filled of expanded polyurethane making them unsinkable. One of these buoys is equipped with AIS AtoN type 3 to interact with boats with ECDIS system.

“This Uruguayan project selected an offshore terminal, with it means that LNG regasification and storage will take place in the sea, due that the option to build a terminal ashore requires more time of implementation and a greater cost of investment”, according to Gas Sayago, company which launched the public tender of the gas pipeline. This project is strategic for the country in terms of energy diversification, economic development, environmental improvement and cost reductions.

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