VIDEO: New Locks Meet the Pacific

The process of removing the cofferdam separating the ocean waters from the Cocoli locks in the Pacific has begun.

The process comes as the next step after the Panama Canal in late June began filling the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier.

The intricate filling process was made by using powerful electric and diesel pumps, designed specifically for the job. The electric pumps provided approximately 30,000 gallons of water per minute each, while an added network of 13 diesel pumps pumped 7,000 gallons of water per minute each, filling the lower chamber at a rate of nine inches per hour.

This video shows the new canal uniting with the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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