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First milestone reached in construction of new locks in the Panama Canal. Jan De Nul Group ahead of schedule on contract

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A first milestone in the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal was reached.

The canal authority flooded the first section of the newly excavated lock lanes on the Pacific Side. The excavation works close to the Centenario Bridge are being executed by Jan De Nul Group and are 4.5 months ahead of contractual schedule.

The excavation is part of an ambitious expansion program of the Panama Canal Authority to enable Post-Panamax vessels to sail through the Canal by 2014.

Original source: Dredging Today