Panama Canal locks construction 7 months behind schedule

04/5/2012 | Journal of Commerce, The · Journal of Commerce, The

Concrete for the new locks on the Panama Canal was specified as having to last 100 years. Grupo Unidos por el Canal, the consortium building the locks, couldn't figure out how to make the mix until an expert was brought in, and that puts construction of the third set of locks seven months behind schedule. Although some parts of the canal widening project are ahead of schedule, this delay jeopardizes the scheduled October 2014 opening, according to engineer-in-charge Jorge Quijano. The Panama Canal Authority says the canal will open on time, but Quijano said that would be for testing only.

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