On Monday May 7 the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released a request for proposal for the first construction project in the Canal expansion project. The contract is for dry excavation along the north access channel on the Pacific end of the Canal.
The North Pacific channel excavation located west of Pedro Miguel and locks is the first of five dry excavation projects that will link the new Post-Panamax Locks on the Pacific end of the Canal to the existing Gaillard Cut. It represents about 16 percent of the total excavation for the new Pacific Locks Access Channel.
The work will include removal of non-classified material and disposal of excavated material at indicated locations and the construction of new gravel roads and ditches.