VIDEO: Filling of the PAC-4

As part of the Expansion Program’s fourth phase of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC-4), the process to fill the new channel that will connect Culebra Cut to the new locks in the Pacific side has officially started.

The new channel is 6.1 kilometers long and 218 meters wide and 19 million cubic meters of water from Gatun Lake will be needed for its filling.

It is estimated that the water level of the new channel will rise between 0.5 and 1.0 meter per day during the filling operation, which will last about 20 days.

This development scheme included removal of 26 million cubic meters of material and construction of a 2.4 kilometers long dam.

The Panama Canal Authority has just released this very interesting video about the new channel filling program:

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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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