Costa Rica-DSM

Project Name: Puerto Moin Container Terminal Project
Location: Puerto Moin, Costa Rica
Owner Name: APM Terminals Moin S.A.
Prime/General Contractor: Van Oord-Bam Lta
Construction Sector: Infrastructure- Container Terminal
Ground Improvement: Deep Soil Mixing (DSM)

Project Highlights
  • DSM installed along 2,000 feet of the embankment slope and wharf at Container Terminal site.
  • A total of 100,000  CY of the ground was improved by deep soil mixing in a grid pattern.
  • The maximum depth of the DSM elements was about 70 feet.
  • Wharf slope stabilization
  • To treat the dredged soils at the wharf’s slope to increase the shear strength
Generalized Sub-Surface Profile

0 to 20 m
20 to 40 m
40 to 60 m

Soil Type
Silty Sand
Lean clay w/sand

Water Content
29% -36%
32% ~ 54%
18% ~ 50 %