Panama Canal Expansion in Full Swing

The Panama Canal Expansion works, the largest since the canal original construction, have reached near completion, with only four percent left to be completed. 

In late December, the plug separating Culebra Cut from the new Pacific Access Channel was finally removed.

The blasting that was performed on Thursday, 24 December, cleared the way for Panama Canal Dredging Division to begin with the removal of the entire plug, uniting the new locks in the Pacific with the Gatun Lake.

Together with the help of Jan De Nul’s cutter suction dredger Niccolò Machiavelli, the project will be completed by using backhoe dredges Alberto Aleman Zubieta and Rialto M. Christensen, both owned by the Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP).

 

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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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