DSI supplies GEWI® Tie Rods for Modern Harbor in the Dominican Republic

Caucedo Harbor near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic was opened in 2003 and is one of the most important transit harbors in the region.

The deep water harbor handles both national and international container transportation. At water depths of 13.5 to 15m, the modern harbor can both accommodate RoRo (Roll-On/Roll-Off) traffic and Panamax vessels.

In order to enhance productivity and throughput, Caucedo Multimodal Port just completed phase II of a significant expansion project. Within the scope of the expansion, a new 300m long quay was built which has been stabilized using GEWI® Tie Rods.

DSI supplied approx. 2,900m of Ø 63mm GEWI® Bars including accessories and clevis anchorages for this project. In addition, cold rolled Ø 75mm DYWIDAG bars with accessories and clevis anchorages were used for the expansion.

The bars were corrosion protected on site using the Denso system by first coating them with Denso paste and then wrapping with greased Densyl tape and Denso Utility isolating tape.

The tie rods were successfully installed from December 2009 to November 2010.


ZFMC (Caucedo Investments) & DP World, Dominican Republic

General Contractor

Misener Marine Construction, Inc., USA


Mouchel Consulting Limited UK, Great Britain


Lloyd Engineering Inc., USA

DSI Unit

DYWIDAG-Systems International USA Inc., BU Geotechnics, USA

DSI Scope

Supply of approx. 2,900m (9500ft.) of GEWI® Bars, Clevis Anchorages, Tie Rod Accessories

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