Progreso’s new fuel terminal was damaged and trees uprooted…
PROGRESO – The strong winds that accompanied the cold front number 14 arrived with gusts that exceeded 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour), damaging three of the five tanks under construction at the fuel terminal under construction in the Port of Progreso. Also a fishing boat was stranded on the beaches of Chicxulub, and a canvas roof in a park was destroyed and trees were uprooted in Mérida.
The fuel storage tank damage was due to the fact that the roofs and the support or reinforcement rings of the tanks have not been installed yet, fundamental parts for the rigidity of the structure. No person was injured.
According to the report of the Integral Port Administration (API) of Progreso, the deformations will be repaired in days, which will not represent a delay in the scheduled date for the completion of the project, in May 2018.
“Once the roofs and the support or reinforcement rings are complete, and when the welds are finished, the tanks will be ready to operate with the highest safety standards dictated by national and international standards. The final structure will support category 5 hurricanes, even greater than what is established in the Wind Design Manual, issued by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE),” the API stressed.
The work under the supervision of the company Kiewit, one of the largest in North America and a highly respected engineering and construction organization, in partnership with the Mexican GIA, which has more than 20 years of experience in building and development of infrastructure.
In Chicxulub Puerto, due to the strong winds the fishing boat “Langostero de Progreso III” ran aground 15 meters next to the right side of the fishing pier. Likewise, the canvas roof of the Morelos Park, in Progreso, was removed due to the risk that this damaged structure represents for the community. In Merida, the strong winds knocked down a flamboyan tree at Francisco de Montejo colony, which left without electricity the whole neighboring area.
more recommended stories
Mexico against breast cancer
National science has taken gigantic steps.
Maya women of the 21st century
Nowadays, a large number of women.
Join the International Day of Moon Observation at the Planetarium of Mérida
In order to join the International.
Yucatecan scientists create environmentally friendly vehicle
In order to generate efficient and.
The 5 cenotes you can’t miss in your nest trip to Yucatan
In addition to its rich archaeological,.
Yucatan is searching for “Miss Earth 2019”
“Miss Earth Yucatan 2019 is a.
Celestún, love at first sight
Whoever rejects the hypothesis of love.
Scientists say the Maya Kept Jaguar Zoos for Centuries
A chemical analysis of excavated bones.
Mexico forced to ask for help from the UN Refugee Office before imminent Honduran caravan
Mexico says it will ask the.
Top news from Cancun Travel Mart
Cancun Travel Mart, one of Mexico’s largest tourism.