The city council of Navegantes, on the North Coast of Santa Catarina, received an environmental license to carry out the mega project to widen Praia do Gravatá. Authorization was made by the Environmental Institute (IMA). O municipality intends to invest up to R$27 million in the project.
According to the municipality, the work will increase the sand strip between 50 and 70 meters. The section to be widened is 2.2 kilometers long. The work will require 440 thousand cubic meters of sand, and should begin after the summer of 2024.
Beyond Navegantes, Santa Catarina There are other beaches that have projects underway or have already undergone mega widening works. See below.
In Itapoá, the city hall and the port of São Francisco do Sul signed a commitment at the beginning of October for the recovery of the municipality’s beaches. The idea is to use the sediments to be removed when dredging the access channel to the Babitonga port terminals and use them to plump the city’s beaches.
The beaches of choice are Figueira do Pontal and the Princesa do Mar resort, according to the municipality. There is no deadline for the start of works.
The mega work to widen Praia Central, in Balneário Camboriú, was completed in December 2021. The width of the sand strip went from an average of 25 to 70 meters. Work began in March 2021 and cost R$66.8 million.
Moving dredger called ‘rainbow’ after completion of work at Praia de Ingleses
The widening of the sand strip at Praia dos Ingleses, in Florianópolis, was completed in March 2023. Work began at the end of January and ended with the beach being 35 meters wide, on average.
The fattening corresponds to an investment of around R$ 18.84 million and covers 2.87 kilometers of dunes from Canto Sul up to 400 meters before the mouth of the Capivari River.
Also located in Florianópolis, Praia de Canasvieiras was expanded in 2020. At the beginning of the work, the space was left with around 50 meters of extra sand over a length of 2.3 kilometers. The investment was R$10.5 million.