Lock facilities, Panama Canal, Panama - More than 12 months after starting the development work on the Panama Canal, the dimensions and the massive structural elements are clearly visible.

Panama Canal
Panama, Panama

Two lock facilities (Gatun/Atlantic and Miraflores/Pacific) with three lock chambers created one after the other, each of which are 403 m long and 55 m wide; Lengths of the lock facilities: 1.8 km each for a total height difference of 26 m

Construction period: 2011 - 2014

Amount of concrete used: 6,600,000 m³

Amount of steel used: 340,000 tons

Area to receive formwork: 2,200,000 m²

4,200 jobsite employees

70 cranes and 30 concrete pumping stations

 

 

Location
Main Application
Water Infrastructure
Project participants
Customer: Grupo Unidos Por el Canal, SA (GUPC) Joint Venture: Sacyr Vallehermoso, Spain; Impregilo, Italy; Jan De Nul, Belgium; Constructora Urbana, Panama

The Project

Impressions from the project process

Project Information

Default Person
Default Person
José Pelaez
Site Manager Gatun/ Atlantic
With PERI we have found the right partner for our Panama Canal project. The PERI team developed a detailed technical solution for every lock component and provided superb support for our GUPC jobsite team.

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Lock facilities, Panama Canal, Panama - More than 12 months after starting the development work on the Panama Canal, the dimensions and the massive structural elements are clearly visible.
Lock facilities, Panama Canal, Panama - More than 12 months after starting the development work on the Panama Canal, the dimensions and the massive structural elements are clearly visible.