Canal Seeks Bids, Second Largest Contract

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fourth dry excavation contract, the second largest and most complex project after the locks contract.

Rounding out the last of four dry excavation projects, the fourth dry excavation project represents a key portion of expansion's new access channel linking the new Pacific locks with the waterway's existing Gaillard Cut (the narrowest stretch of the Panama Canal).

The scope of work will include 27 million cubic meters of unclassified excavation, the installation of a backfilled cellular cofferdam water barrier and the construction of an earth-rock filled dam that will conform part of the eastern bank of the access channel.

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