Timeline 1960-1979

1960

Innovative ejector wells dewater the excavation for the Humble Oil building in Houston, TX.

1960

4,000 sand drains stabilize a man-made island, part of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia.

1965

Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, NJ, the first commercial nuclear power plant and the first of many nuclear power plant jobs for Moretrench.

1967

During original construction of the World Trade Center in New York, Moretrench ejector wells allow existing PATH tubes to be stabilized so that excavation and bathtub construction can be completed.

1971

Dewatering for San Francisco’s BART system marks the first of many dewatering projects on subways across the country.

1972

Moretrench takes on its first overseas job, installing a deep well system for pressure relief under a dry dock in Spain. Other work follows in the Canary Islands and Saudi Arabia.

1976

Moretrench takes on its first slurry trench job at the Two Bridges Treatment Plant in Lincoln Park, NJ.

1976

Freeze Wall is established as a subsidiary company to develop ground freezing opportunities in North America. It’s first project was at the Corning Glass works in New York.