Constructora Villa de Aguayo is using Atlas Copco Construction Tools to rebuild the old Plaza Isauro Alfaro Otero in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This is where an underground shopping center with two car park levels and four movie rooms as well as an open-air theater above ground will be built in appropriate attractive surroundings.
A foundation pit (262.5 feet by 262.5 feet and 46 feet deep) was excavated. First of all some 52,493.4 cubic feet of earth were conventionally removed by means of excavators. Hydraulic breakers helped to crush 246,063 cubic feet of sandstone with a compressive strength of 93.7 tons per square foot. For this particular job the company rented an Atlas Copco HB 3000 from Madisa Rental, Tampico, together with an HB 2500. Both units belong to the heavy series of hydraulic breakers and were attached to type CAT 330 carrier units.
“The HB 3000 manages about 114.8 cubic feet per hour, the HB 2500 some 72.2 cubic feet per hour,” said Javier Argaez, site manager of Constructora Villa de Aguayo. “We are extremely satisfied with the performance of these hydraulic breakers.”
“Our Caterpillar excavator and the Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers are a perfect match,” says Armando Cueto, branch manager of Madisa Tampico. “Atlas Copco Mexicana is giving us the assistance we need.”
The whole project will be completed in December 2008. More than 85,301.8 square feet on four different levels will then have a completely new look. More than 300 vehicles can be parked on the two underground parking levels. One shopping level and the open-air theater above ground will then be completed.