Panama skilled trades
The consortium building the expanded Panama Canal needs 7,000 skilled workers, according to last week's announcement by the group.
Excavation work is currently under way, and the consortium expects to have two cement plants operational by June, after which major construction will start, with work continuing for the next four years, The total cost of the Canal expansion project is projected at $5.25 billion, nearly two-thirds of which involves new locks, to be built by the consortium, led by Spain´s Sacyr Vellehermosa, and including Italy's Impreglio, Belgium's Jan de Nul, and Cucsa of Panama.
- Brick and cement workers
- Mechanics and fitters