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The initial lineal stretch of the Home Port Project located in the area of Sandy Beach along the coasts of Puerto Peñasco has progressed about 50%.
Wendy Winzer, in charge of the monumental project, indicates present construction on the breakwater has reached 700 meters (under ½ a mile) of what will be the final product extending 1.35 kilometers (1 mile 130 yards) into the Sea of Cortez with a depth of 15 meters (nearly 50 ft.).
She detailed that to date thousands of rocks and nearly 70,000 enormous concrete cubes weighing in at 10, 3, and 1.7 tons have been placed to form the structure that will support the jetty, which will serve as breakwater for the future cruise ship dock.
Work on the breakwater jetty marked the launch of construction on the Puerto Peñasco Home Port in December 2013. Expected completion on the project, made possible through a federal investment of 1.4 billion pesos, is currently set for the end of 2016.
Along with current work on the breakwater, construction on the terminal is set to begin sometime next month by Exploraciones Mineras del Desiert0, S.A. de C.V. who won the bidding process. Similarly, work is being done on the construction of pilings that will be part of the docking wharf.
The complete Home Port project, which will be the first and only cruise ship departure point in Mexico, includes the breakwater, cruise ship dock, access avenue and boardwalk.