January 28 - Mammoet has begun working on the construction of the Punta Catalina thermal electric power plant on the southwest side of the Dominican Republic.
Mammoet was contracted to supply 17 cranes, ranging in capacity from 100 to 750 tonnes, 20 units of auxiliary equipment, and a lifting and skidding system for the construction project.
Alongside the supply of equipment and personnel, Mammoet is also executing the transport of 28 oversize project cargoes over 50 km by road from the Port of Haina to the project site.
Mammoet has worked closely with local authorities to gain approval for the transport and manage all preparations en route, which included lifting overhead power cables and removing obstacles, as well as reinforcing five bridges and constructing a 100 m long temporary bypass over the river Nizao.
The second half of 2015 saw all of the equipment mobilised to the site and seven out of the 28 heavy units transported to the power plant. The delivery of the remaining items is currently ongoing and is scheduled for completion in early 2018.