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  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    OpenIJ – a consortium of construction companies building the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden, the Netherlands – and the Port of Amsterdam have just released the Summer 2020 Construction Update. The following activities are scheduled for the coming months: the connection of the lock sill to the lock gate chamber of the inner head; […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are coming closer together thanks to the new Panama Canal. Flooding of part of the new set of locks on the Pacific side is being carried shortly after the successful operation was conducted on the Atlantic. The project, known as the Third Set of Locks, is rushing towards completion next […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Last Thursday, the crews working on the the Panama Canal project celebrated another important milestone bringing the Expansion scheme one step closer to completion. Working on the project for the past seven years culminated with the flooding of the Third Set of Locks, last phase before the official opening of the canal. The start of the filling […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal has taken another important step forward toward the completion of the Expansion Program as it begins to fill the lower chamber of its new Atlantic locks. The news signals the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of operational tests and quality control that will, eventually, prepare the Canal to accommodate larger […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced a key milestone in the Expansion Program, with the installation of the sixteenth and final gate for the new locks on the Pacific side of the Canal. The installation process began yesterday, April 28, at 12:00 PM (Panama Time) on the south end of the Canal’s Pacific locks, […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Carried to its final destination on self-propelled motorized wheel transporters (SPMTs) with more than 400 wheels each, the first gate for the new locks in the Pacific side was installed earlier today, marking another important milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Overall, the Canal expansion is currently 85 percent complete. This gate, located in […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    The third shipment of four gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal Expansion has arrived to the Atlantic entrance of the waterway. The four gates were delivered on Sunday by the Post-Panamax vessel Xia Zhi Yuan 6, owned by COSCO Ocean Shipping. The shipment began its journey from Trieste, Italy on August 17 […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side. “This is a very important operation because it involved the first movement of the gates from the special dock where they were unloaded to the lower chamber of the new […]

  • 21 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informed that Grupo Unidos por el Canal. S.A. (GUPC) resumed work on the new locks project. Works restarted yesterday, said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano, and added: “The consortium has guaranteed that it will continue working, which was our main objective so we can move forward and discuss other […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The new locks contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) yesterday accepted Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) repeated request and agreed to restart the construction of the Third Set of Locks project today. GUPC is formed by companies Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A (Spain), Impregilo, S.p.A. (Italy), Jan de Nul Group and Constructora Urbana, S.A. (CUSA) (Panama). […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported that despite efforts to agree with Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) to resume work on the new locks project, positions between the parties remain apart. The ACP considered this week critical to make a decision in order for the construction to restart as soon as possible. This […]

  • 8 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) sent its counterproposal to the Grupo Unidos por el Canal S.A. (GUPC) that will enable the continuation of work in the new locks project. The proposal does not increase the contract price or accepts any of the claims, which must be presented following the mechanisms established in the contract. It is based […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that talks will continue with Zurich American and Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) (formed by the companies Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A (Spain), Impregilo, S.p.A. (Italy), Jan de Nul Group and Constructora Urbana, S.A. (CUSA) (Panama)) until Tuesday, February 4. The parties agreed to continue meeting over the weekend […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that a meeting between ACP, Zurich American and Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) (formed by the companies Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A., Impregilo, S.p.A., Jan de Nul Group and Constructora Urbana, S.A. (CUSA)), took place yesterday. The parties agreed to continue the meeting today to further evaluate options to […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To the best interest of each of the parties involved and abiding by the contract, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a proposal to the contractor of the new locks, Grupo Unidos por El Canal S.A. (GUPC), for the joint contribution of $283 million to the project by the contractor and ACP. This contribution would […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the preparations for the expanded Panama Canal, the Board of Inspectors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has certified 12 new tugboat captains after successfully completing training. This is the fourth group of the program which started in 2008 and has certified 47 tugboat captains. This represents 50% of the goal set […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      On 19 October 2011, a first milestone in the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal was reached. At 9.40 am, the Administración del Canal de Panama (ACP) flooded the first section of the newly excavated lock lanes on the Pacific Side. The excavation works close to the Centenario Bridge are executed […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced that the New Lock at the Soo project is on schedule as construction for phase one of the project began this week. According to the Corps, Trade West Construction, Inc., began to move equipment to the site on May 4 and will begin deepening the […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The first phase of construction on the New Lock at the Soo has been awarded to Trade West Construction Inc., informs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The much anticipated mega-project will be constructed in three phases. Trade West Construction will receive almost $53 million to complete this first phase of construction, which […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has just released the latest video from the Panama Canal Expansion project. Taken just a few days ago, the picture shows panoramic view of the new Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side. The official opening ceremony of the expanded canal will take place on Sunday, June 26th 2016. According to the ACP, the […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal has announced that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks Project, has successfully completed testing of the reinforcements in sill #3 of the Cocoli locks.   GUPC technical personnel, the designers and Panama Canal Authority (ACP) specialists monitored the […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Expansion continues to make steady progress, currently 93% complete. After an initial testing phase where the lower chamber of the new locks were filled, preliminary tests of the new gates were executed successfully. The process of removing the plug separating the ocean waters from Agua Clara locks in the Atlantic has begun. Parallel work presses ahead […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Panama Canal has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to fill the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier this month. This important step marks the start of a deliberate and methodical phase of […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    During the recent International Conference on “Deltas in Times of Climate Change II”, the Delta sessions that focused on the current status and future development of river deltas in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Myanmar, USA, Colombia, Egypt and the Netherlands sparked a huge interest among visitors. Eight cases were presented according to a framework of […]

  • 21 March 2014

    The agreement between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Grupo Unidos por el Canal. S.A. (GUPC) takes effect after being signed by all the parties. As announced on February 27, the agreement falls within the terms of the Contract for the Design and Construction of the Third Set of Locks and does not include any […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman Government’s new eco-tourism package for Stradbroke Island will be completely undermined by its extension of sand mining on the island last night, say the Australian Greens. “Last night in Queensland Parliament, Campbell Newman locked in decades more sand mining on Straddie, sidelining Aboriginal and environmental opposition, for the mining company that paid for […]

  • 25 August 2009
    Project & Tenders

    PANAMA CITY – One hundred years after the first blocks of cement were placed in 1909 for construction of the Panama Canal, the interoceanic waterway through which 983,000 ships have sailed during a century of operations… More: Latin America Herald Tribune