DREDGING CONTRACT. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said Aug. 17 it awarded the dredging contract to deepen the northern Pacific access channel to the company Jan De Nul N.V.. The $54.55 million project, in the Gaillard Cut (Corte Culebra in Spanish), comprises excavation and dredging of 4 million cubic meters of matter. It is the last part of the Canal Expansion Program. Related is the widening to 218 meters and deepening to 16.76 meters of a 1.6km of the Gatun Lake section of the northern access channel, which will connect the Gaillard Cut with the Third Set of Locks Project.
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|Title Annotation:||COSTA RICA|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2010|
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