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The Dalles Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River, two-miles (3 km) east of the city The Dalles, Oregon (it joins Wasco County, Oregon with Klickitat County, Washington).
The Dam has been the site of a recent U.S. Corps of Engineers project to improve survival rates of out-migrating young salmon that pass over the Dam spillway. The Dalles Dam spillway is the primary downstream passage route for migrating juvenile salmon travelling down the Columbia River.Researchers found in previous studies that theyoung salmon had low survival rates after passing through the spillway.
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General Contractor GUPC (Sacyr Vallehermoso/Impregilo/Jan de Nul/Constructora Urbana J.V.) selected Maxon Agitors and Surgecretes for use in the expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the largest civil project in recent history. GUPC will construct new lock chambers on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides (which will add a third lane to the canal). The new locks will accommodate the larger Post-Panamax containerships which are up to 2.5 times the size of vessels that could previously navigate the Canal
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Many of the world’s major civil projects have used Maxon equipment to transport and place structural concrete, roller compacted concrete (RCC) or mass-aggregate concrete. Since the construction of The Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930’s, truck mounted Maxon concrete transporters have been used for large pour concrete projects including dams, powerhouses, nuclear power plants, airports, foundation mats, and many other projects requiring mass concrete pours. The Maxon Agitor offers contractors the ability to agitate and transport any concrete mix and feed concrete pumps, buckets, and conveyors or directly to grade.
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The Maxon SURGECRETE is available as a stationary or portable surge hopper designed to accept a full load of material including concrete, Roller Compacted Concrete,rock, sand or dirt from any haul truck quickly and easily, and meter the material to charge belt conveyors, buckets, or concrete pumps with controlled accuracy. The Maxon SURGECRETE allows trucks to quickly discharge their load, and maintain metered continuous flow to maximize your material delivery system.
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The Maxon TECHCRETE The only truck-mounted mixer that produces concrete by weight, not volume, for improved quality assurance, reduced operating costs, and enhanced productivity, is the patent pending 10 cubic yard Maxon Techcrete. The first concrete mixer to offer a continuous component weighing system with load cells and Maxon's exclusive onboard batch controls.
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The East Side Access Project required a unique solution to redirecting the hard rock TBM at a critical intersection linking the Long Island Railroad Commuter Train Line tunnel to the tunnel leading to Grand Central Station. The Joint Venture of Dragados/Judlau turned to Maxon for a solution to mix and place foamed concrete on-site / below ground to temporarily fill the end of a previously bored tunnel so that the TBM could be relaunched in a new heading.
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Lake Mead feeds over 90% of the fresh water to the Las Vegas, NV area. During an 11 year drought, water levels have dropped significantly, placing one of the two horizontal underwater intake shafts in danger of being above the water level. Impregilo/Healy JV was awarded the $800 million contract to construct a 20’ diameter - 3 mile long tunnel under Lake Mead including a new intake structure at the bottom of the lake. The JV turned to Maxon to supply barge mounted concrete placing equipment for the continuous 12 day pour to seat the new intake structure 375’ below the Lake Mead surface.
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At $14.6 billion dollars, the new New Orleans area Hurricane and Storm Risk Reduction System is the largest Corp of Engineers job ever constructed in the United States. The system is designed to eliminate flooding similar to what occured after Hurricane Katrina (100 year flood), and consists of constructing new or elevating over 350 miles of levees, floodwalls, surge bariers and navigable floodgates encircling the New Orleans area. Over 200 separate contracts were awarded to many of the nations largest civil contractors: Shaw, Traylor, Kiewit, Manson, Massman, Boh Bros and Weeks, to name just a few
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The C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Tampa, Florida first began operating in 2005. At 15.5 billion gallons the reservoir serves as an above-ground storage facility during the wet season. During the dry months, the reservoir is drawn down. Water is then sent to the regional treatment plant and distributed to 2.3 million people served by Tampa Bay Water. Soon after being constructed, large cracks began to form in the facility’s soil cement erosion control lining, eventually forming in over 70 percent of the interior face
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