Aerospace Composite Bonding Facility and Expansions
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
In 2009, Collins Aerospace, formerly UTC Aerospace Systems, one of the world's largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products, sought to establish a presence in Mexico. With its dedicated Aerospace and Aviation Division, Haskell was the perfect Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) partner to undertake the new manufacturing facility located in Mexicali, Baja California.
Haskell’s relationship with Collins Aerospace began with the construction of their manufacturing plant for the thrust reversers of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Haskell provided engineering, acquisition, and installation of five automated lines, including chemical processing, chemical manufacturing, and insulating treatments. An expansion, which included 14 cranes and three automated elevators, was built to accommodate the manufacture of components. A separate building was constructed for air compressors, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, and electrical equipment needed in the manufacture of carbon-fiber aircraft parts, which required Class 100,000 (ISO 8) cleanroom space.
Recently, Haskell has delivered a series of Design-Build projects for another expansion. Foundations for different types of equipment were required, including precision drilling and machining, turbines manufacturing and plate bending and drilling. Two warehouse expansions of more than 50,000 square feet, an office area, an airtight room for sandblasting and a turbine protection paint and drying room were constructed, and the cleanroom was expanded.
This project has been a success due in large part to the contribution of your team. It is an excellent facility that we can all be proud of.Paul Sackos Facilities Manager