La Brea Dry Docking Facility

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is partnering with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) for the development of dry-docking facilities at La Brea. CHEC created this explainer video which provides a great overview of the project. 

A Signing Ceremony was held on September 7th, 2018, to mark the official partnership between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) to facilitate the La Brea dry docking Facility. "This dry docking facility project signals the arrival of a real opportunity for diversification. We have long identified the maritime sector as one of those areas. "This project will be a huge foreign currency earner as much of the ships that will utilize the facility will pay for services in foreign currency." Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister 


  • Dredging a navigation access channel, turning circle, berth basin 2.9 millions m³
  • Reclamation of land and soil improvement to develop all of the proposed facilities 295 thousands m²
  • Revetments to accommodate the proposed reclamation
  • Two Dry Docks
  • Outfitting Pier
  • Necessary workshops facilities for vessel inspection and repairing services Office Building, Training Center  and Accommodation required at the location Roads and Paving


  • The design and construction period is 4 years during which will provide more than 3,500 direct and 5,700 indirect jobs will be created. *
  •  The shipyard will provide more than 2,700 direct jobs and 13,000 indirect jobs, including but not limited to fitters, electricians, assemblers, welders, mechanics, blast paint, pipe processing etc.