Demolition work on the Nova Avanhandava channel will be resumedSem categoria
Equipment will carry out excavations to deepen 10 kilometers of the channel and underwater dismantling of 550,000 cubic meters of rock
The demolition work on the Nova Avanhandava channel, in São Paulo, will be resumed. The project involves excavations to deepen a 10-kilometer stretch, with underwater dismantling of 550,000 cubic meters of rock in the bed of the Tietê River. The contract was signed on the 17th, with an investment of BRL 300 million and the work is expected to be completed by the first half of 2026.
Resulting from a partnership between the National Department of Transport Infrastructure (DNIT) and the State Government of São Paulo, the work will allow the traffic of vessels with a draft of 3.5 meters. In addition, the expansion of the channel will guarantee navigation to the waterway sector, even at lower levels, in the Ilha Solteira and Três Irmãos reservoirs.
The possibility of traveling with lower quotas in these reservoirs will also provide the electricity sector with an additional 4.1 billion cubic meters of water for generating electricity or storing it in headwater reservoirs – the volume is equivalent to 24% of the Furnas Plant.
In addition, the undertaking should generate more than 3,000 new jobs during the execution of the works. Upon completion, it will be possible to connect production areas to seaports, serving the main centers of Mercosur.
The use of the channel will generate a movement of 7 million tons through the Tietê-Paraná waterway, representing a reduction of approximately 200 thousand trucks on the highways per year. Among the main cargoes are soybeans, soybean meal, other grains and sugarcane.
By: Santelmo Camilo