Land reclaimed from the sea

The construction of the shipyard was started in 1979 and included a dry dock as well as a lay-up berth. The project was completed in 1982, becoming the first heavy naval construction centre in Mexico. The infrastructure, the first of its kind in Mexico, paved the way for the production of new ships and more vessels, as well as major naval repairs.

A shipyard was built which included a lay-up berth and a dry dock at the Port of Veracruz, in Mexico, measuring 205 metres long, 30 metres wide and 7 metres high, the largest in the country and the time.


The main construction site is a dry dock for the construction of 40,000 DWT ships. The dock can be extended for the construction of 80,000 DWT ships. It has a draught of 7.30 m BMVE and a depth of 9.30 m. It is 263 m long and 35 m wide. It is 263 m long and 35 m wide. A marginal jetty was also built for the enlistment of ships, 215 m long and 20 m wide. The quay consisted of a concrete slab supported by piles.


  • Location: Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Contract type: Construction
  • Infrastructure: Dry dock 263 m long, 35 m wide and 9.30 m deep.
  • Year of project completion: 1982

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