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WIDENING AND DEEPENING PACIFIC ENTRANCE PANAMA CANAL

DEME is working for Autoridad Canal de Panama (ACP) on the further widening and deepening of the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The company already worked there between 2009 and 2012. The planned maintenance dredging by the trailing suction hopper dredge  Lange Wapper and the deepening dredging works by the cutter section dredge D’Artagnan are meant to facilitate increasing shipping traffic and the arrival of larger Post-Panamax ships through the connecting canal. The existing entrance southbound of the Americas Bridge will be broadened over a distance of 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) by 37 meters (40.5 yards) on both sides, making the total width 300 meters (328 yards). 

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