Installation of Gates for New Panama Locks

The installation of the gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal has successfully began on the Atlantic side of the waterway.

This is a very important milestone for the Expansion Program,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.We see how the new locks are rapidly taking shape as we move towards the successful completion of the project.

The gate will be located in lock head two in the new locks on the Atlantic side. The installation of the gate started in the early morning yesterday and is expected to be completed in the next couple of days. The steel gates are moved using self-propelled motorized wheel transporters (SPMTs) with more than 400 wheels each.

New Panama Locks

The gate which is currently being installed is 10 meters wide, 30.19 in height and weighs 3,285 tons. In total, the new locks will have 16 rolling gates, eight in the Pacific and eight in the Atlantic.

Overall, the Panama Canal Expansion Program is 84 percent complete.

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