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World’s Largest Offshore Caisson Breakwater

Putzmeister America Inc., Sturtevant, WI 53177, USA


Constructed 14 miles (23 kilometers) north of Ensenada, Mexico, the largest offshore caisson breakwater of its type in the world came to life through a combination of special concrete construction techniques that utilized innovative Putzmeister placing boom technology. The enormous breakwater was constructed for the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal along the Pacific Coast of the Americas as part of the $875 million Energía Costa Azul project. The project was designed to help the Mexican state of Baja California meet its demand for natural gas, which is expected to almost double by 2010. Currently, this region imports its natural gas from the U.S., which faces in - creasing energy consumption yet dwindling supplies.

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Putzmeister America Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177, USA
T +1 262 8863200 · F +1 262 8846338
Putzmeister Concrete Pumps GmbH
Max-Eyth-Str. 10
72631 Aichtal, Germany
T +49 7127 5990 · F +49 7127 599520

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