Panama Canal Crack Fixed

A large crack that threatened the delivery of the Panama Canal expansion and pushed its planned opening back by several months has been fixed, the project's contractor and Panama Canal Authority (APC) said Monday. The ACP confirmed that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the Spanish-led consortium responsible for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks Project, … [Read more...]

Panama Canal Expansion Completion Delayed to End June

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, Feb 3 (Reuters) - After more than a year-long delay, a new set of larger locks for the Panama Canal will be complete by the end of June, the waterway's administrator said on Wednesday, after builders repaired cracks that had formed in the concrete walls. The consortium building a third, bigger set of locks on one of the world's busiest … [Read more...]

Uncertainty Surrounds Panama Canal Expansion Delivery Timeline

The main contractor for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks project for the expanded Panama Canal says that work to reinforce the sills in the new locks will be completed in January 2016, but it is still unclear if the work will delay the delivery of the project past April 2016. The contractor, Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) informed the Panama … [Read more...]

Crack Could Delay Panama Canal Expansion, Spokesman Says

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The expansion of the Panama canal could face a new delay due to cracks that emerged a few months ago in one of the locks, a spokesman for the waterway's authority said on Thursday. The consortium leading the construction project - led by Italy's Salini Impregilo and Spain's Sacyr - expects to finish repairing the cracks by mid-January, but it has not … [Read more...]