The €30.6m (£24.5m) contract, which will be carried out with Colombian engineering company Sainc, is for client Carbones del Cerrejón. The jetty will increase the port's capacity from 32 to 40 million tons per year. Construction is scheduled to be finished in 2013.
Ferrovial Agroman CEO Alejandro de la Joya said: "This new contract reinforces the company's international presence and its commitment to expanding its operations in countries with strong growth prospects that need new infrastructure, such as Colombia."
The project will be executed in three parts. First, Ferrovial Agroman will build the access road for the conveyor belts. Then it will drive 58 piles and build the structures to support the belts. Lastly, it will use 560t of steel to build the jetty's service, docking and mooring platforms.
Carbones del Cerrejón owned by BHP Billiton of Australia, Britain’s Anglo American and Xstrata of Switzerland. The Cerrejón mine is one of the largest open-pit thermal coal mines in the world.