Panama Canal Expansion Project – January 2016 Update

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has just released its latest video about the waterway expansion project for January 2016.

The Panama Canal Expansion works are nearing its completion with only four percent left to be wrapped up.

The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity.

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.

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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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