HMC Delivers Enormous Lock Gates for Panama Canal

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Friday, September 13, 2013
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HMC recently delivered massive lock gates as part of the enormous $5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion project.
 
The first set of Panama locks were transported from Trieste, Italy and are now off-loaded onto a temporary dock on the Atlantic side of the waterway. The arrival of the first set of new gates comes as the expansion nears the end of its sixth year of construction.
 
To complete its part of the project, HMC had to modify its heavy transport vessel to comply with all applicable regulations and raised questions in our participation in the DNV workgroup of Heavy Lift and Transportation.
 
In 2014, the Panama Canal has his 100th birthday and the total project of the renovation and enlargement is scheduled to be completed.
 
For now HMC said it awaits the second load out of the Panama lock gates which will take the completion of the Panama Canal expansion to the next level.
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