A history of building challenging mining projects in northeastern Minnesota on the Iron Range led Boldt to its role as construction manager for the new integrated taconite and steel plant. Boldt started work for the preparation of the 305-acre site for multiple building foundations, railroad infrastructure and a 1.5-mile long, 240-foot wide corridor connecting the crusher area to the pellet plant.
As the construction manager, working with our earthwork partner, Veit Company, Boldt was awarded the site clearing and site leveling earthwork package. The scope of work included:
Removal of vegetation, including removal of grass, uprooting bushes, shrubs and trees
Excavation, loading, transporting and dumping of unusable material, compacting, leveling, dewatering and seeding where appropriate
Earthwork infilling for site leveling, compacting and grading work
Stabilize slopes of embankments, erosion control, improve bearing capacity; culvert and water drainage
In all, over 1.8 million cubic yards of earth moved for this preliminary earthwork package.