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This section completes section "Special loading and unloading installations" of this report and is dedicated to special loading and unloading installations, as a result of which the data on the characteristics of the installations it contains will not be repeated.

From the interior of the Ría del Odiel and listing them in the order in which they are physically located, the Port of Huelva has the following facilities for specific traffic types:

FERTIBERIA, S.A. (Phosphoric acid/compounds) jetty

This jetty, built in 1972 by Fosfórico Español, S.A. is currently used for acids. 

Atlantic Copper, S.L.U. north jetty

This one-berth jetty was built in 2010 by Atlantic Copper, S.A. It has a draught of 6.50 m and a 14” pipeline for loading sulphuric acid.

FERTIBERIA, S.A. (Fertilisers) jetty

Built in 1966 and, like the two jetties above, on the left bank of the River Odiel, this jetty is equipped for loading ammonia and also has a conveyor belt for loading fertilisers.

Arenillas Tower Oil Tanker Quay

Built by the Administration in 1968, it has two independent berth that are used for the traffic of petroleum and petrochemical products, and mainly for loading/unloading refined products from/to CEPSA’s “La Rábida” Refinery.

Impala, S.L. Quay

This quay was built in 2015. It has a draught of 13 m and conveyor belts for loading/unloading metal concentrates with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes/hour.

Atlantic Copper, S.L.U. jetty TNP 2

This jetty, which was built in 1975 by A.I.E.S.A, has pipeline installations for transferring sulphuric acid from the Atlantic Copper, S.L.U. factory.

Atlantic Copper, S.L.U. jetty TNP 1

This one-berth jetty, which is located between the Levantino Aragonesas de Tránsitos, S.A. jetty and the Atlantic Copper, S.L.U.,TNP 2 jetty, came into service in 1984. It has a draught of 10 m and has a 14” pipeline for transferring sulphuric acid.

Levantino Aragonesas de Tránsito, S.A. (formerly Fertinagro Sur, S.L.) jetty

This one-berth jetty is located between the Atlantic Copper, S.L.U. TNP 1 jetty and the Enagás jetty and came into service in 1981. It has a draught of 9.7 m and is equipped so that it can be expanded in the future. It has an 8” pipeline for transferring phosphoric and sulphuric acids.

Enagás, S.A. jetty

This jetty, built by ENAGÁS between the Levantino Aragonesa de Tránsitos, S.A. (formerly Fertinagro Sur, S.L.U.) jetty and the Reina Sofía jetty for loading and unloading large vessels, came into service in 1988. It has a berth with a 12 m draught, equipped with loading arms and a pipe network that connects it to the rest of the installations in the natural gas terminal. Its unloading capacity for the quay is 4,000 m3/h of LNG.

Reina Sofía Quay

This quay is for loading and unloading bulk liquid. It was built in 1976 by U.E.R.T.S.A., now CEPSA, and is made up of an access gangway and four docking platforms. The four outer berths are equipped with the corresponding loading arms for liquid traffic.

Decal España, S.A. north jetty

This jetty was built in 1995 by Catalana de Almacenajes Petrolíferos, S.A (now Decal España, S.A.) for unloading petrol and diesel products. This installation is also equipped with a loading/unloading arm for cyclohexane, one for oil and a hose for unloading methanol. It is located to the south of the Reina Sofia quay. It has a draught of 11.50 m (MLWS) and is made up of a gangway and platform, two berthing dolphins and four for mooring, Piled foundation concrete structure.

Decal España, S.A. south jetty

This jetty was built in 2009 by Decal España, S.A. para for loading/unloading vegetable oils. This installation is also equipped with a loading/unloading arm for diesel, one for methyl ester, one for methanol and one for fuel. It is located to the south of the Reina Sofia jetty. It has a draught of 12.50 m (MLWS) and is made up of a gangway and platform and four berthing dolphins. Piled foundation concrete structure.

Decal España, S.A. jetty (lighters)

This jetty was built in 2008 to meet the demand for mooring bunkering barges. This installation, which is about 100 m further inland from the coast, has a length of 82 m, a berthing and loading/unloading platform, two berthing dolphins, pedestrian gangways, mooring fenders, quick release hooks and pedestrian walkways with pipe support.

Roll-on/roll-off ramp on the South Quay

This ramp, which is currently owned by the Port Authority of Huelva, was built in 2011 by Naviera Armas, S.A., for ROPAX and roll-on roll-off vessels. A new regular line from Huelva to the Canary Islands has been started up with this installation. The ramp is 27.51 m wide and 50.40 m long, with the capacity to service two vessels.

Single buoy Terminal

With a 22-metre draught on the chart, making it usable for vessels with a maximum draught of 16.50 metres, and linked to CEPSA’s “La Rábia by a sea-line, there is a monobouy for receiving crude oil, with a maximum output of 3,800 Tm/h.

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