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Santa Rosalia, Mexico



MMB – Minera Y Metalurgica Del Boleo,

S.A. de C.V.


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Start Date:

July 2011


Completion Date:

December 2013


Two-and-a-half-year challenging project completed successfully abroad.

This project involved the construction of a marine terminal and saltwater intake for the El Boleo mine, a copper producer located near Santa Rosalia on the east side of the Baja California peninsula.

Logistics and planning in a foreign country proved to be extremely challenging, since a large quantity of marine equipment were shipped across Canada and two borders.

Project scope of work included:

  • Densification of seabed to reduce the potential of liquefaction and stabilize the foundation;
  • Installation of  148 each 36 in OD vertical piles  for the concrete trestle and 32 each 36 in OD batter piles for the construction of a ship berthing dock complete with 4 dolphins; 
  • Pile drilling was performed to install and grout anchors into the foundation to increase the dolphin’s load bearing capacity;
  • Installation of a 300 metre long concrete trestle;
  • Installation of a berth complete with 4 concrete mooring/berthing dolphins;
  • Construction of a south berm built as a temporary work area for barge loading and the location of the sea water intake.