Four consortia vie to design and build new locks for Panama Canal

Monday, November 26 2007 @ 09:06 am EST

Contributed by: Don Winner - In what will be the largest contract under the Panama Canal’s Expansion Program – to design and build the new locks – the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has received statements of qualifications yesterday from the four consortia vying for the job. The Expansion Program will build a new lane of traffic along the Panama Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, which will double capacity and allow more traffic and longer, wider ships. The four consortia comprise thirty companies from thirteen countries:

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