The expanded North Cargo Berth 8, dredged to a depth of -35 ft (11 m), can now accommodate a wider range of cargo. The new 900-foot seawall and 100-foot pier of the expanded Cargo Berth 8 are capable of handling an 850-foot (78 m) ship. Construction work carried out by Infrastructure and Industrial Constructors SE, the project’s general contractor, included an open pile pier extension (ca. 14,200 ft2), pile foundations, concrete pile caps, precast concrete deck units, cast in place concrete topping, mooring bollards, cell fenders, fender piles, utilities, and water stations/manifolds. The berth was constructed with a 2,000 lbs. per-ft2 capacity, a necessary requirement for handling aerospace cargo and other heavy cargo.
Penetron’s permeability-reducing admixture, PENETRON ADMIX SB, was added to the concrete mix delivered by Cemex, the ready-mix concrete supplier, for the construction of the new pier extension, the concrete pile foundations and pile caps, and the marine moorings.
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