The coal terminal at the port of A. Coruna was designed and built by Cymimasa SA for the company Union Fenosa. It was inaugurated in July 2007, and has a capacity of 100,000 m3.
The terminal has a dome measuring 105 m beneath which coal is stored, after being carried from ships on covered conveyors. The system used to transfer and store the materials is designed to prevent dust being carried into the air.
Combining the twin concerns of efficiency and ecology, the structure has been adopted by the local population who refer to it by the evocative name « La Medusa ». It constitutes both a unique piece of architecture, clearly identifiable within the port, and a functional infrastructure that preserves air quality and mitigates the risks inherent to this type of traffic for the nearby city. It represents a qualitative long-term solution for bulk terminals.