Essar Steel Minnesota ~ Site Leveling and Earthwork Package

Nashwauk, Minnesota

Project Description

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.

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Essar Engineering Services

Boldt's Role

Construction Manager

Key Points

  • Collaboration between the project team in Minnesota and Essar’s engineers in Mumbai and India was important to making front end decisions and keeping the project on track.