Singapore Port Extension: Underwater Blasting Operations Wrap Up

MAXAM, a global technology company specializing in energetic materials and blasting solutions, has successfully concluded underwater blasting for the Singapore Port extension, a project awarded to DIAP-Daelim JV (DDJV), with the support of Asia Tunneling & Construction Pte Ltd.

The operation consists of reclaiming 294 hectares from the sea for the construction of an almost nine-kilometer-long quay with a capacity of close to 20 million TEW per year.

Commenting the latest news, Ramón Paramio, MAXAM Terra Solutions General Manager, said: “This project demonstrates the confidence that leading international infrastructure companies have in MAXAM as a strategic technological partner for their projects. In recent years we have become the benchmark in underwater blasting thanks to our experience in projects around the world and our technical service and technological expertise.”

“This project is also yet another step in our growth in Asia, where we are already operating in countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Malaysia and the Philippines, among others.”

A key part of the works was the dredging of what will be the new navigation channel, also including a significant amount of underwater blasting operations.

The company has worked with the DIAP in the design and execution of more than one hundred blasts and nearly 1,000 tons of RIOFLEX to fragment the hardest rock.

The underwater detonations were performed at depths ranging from 15 to over 25 meters. In addition, MAXAM has been responsible for the supply of explosives from its manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

 

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