ACP Awards Dredging Contract

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has awarded the contract to the company Jan De Nul. It will see the northern Pacific access channel deepened.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The $54.55 million project, located in the Gaillard Cut (known as Corte Culebra in Spanish), comprises the excavation and dredging of approximately 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.

Proposals from International Underground Corporation and BKI - MECO were received on 6 August.

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Panama Canal: Three Offers for Dredging Work

August 2010

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has received three proposals for the contract to dredge the north entrance of the Pacific Access Channel

This is the last dredging contract still pending as part of the canal expansion program.

The companies that submitted bids were:
Jan de Nul - $54,550,647

ACP Awards Gatun Lake Dredging Contract to Dredging International N.V.

June 2010

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today that Dredging International N.V. has been awarded the contract to dredge an area of the Panama Canal's manmade body of water, Gatun Lake. The dredging project is another integral element of the Canal's Expansion Program.

"We are pleased with the competition for this contract for which several premier dredging firms from around the world submitted proposals," said ACP Executive Vice President of Engineering and Program Management Jorge L. Quijano. "The ACP has partnered with Dredging International N.V. in the past and we are confident in its proven expertise to deliver this important component of the Expansion Program. Not only has the ACP benefited from a competitive price that is within the estimated budget, but it is also assured of an effective, high quality execution."

Panama: 6 Companies Bid for Dredging in Gatún

June 2010

6 companies bid for a contract which comprises widening and deepening the current navigation waterway at Gatún; it is part of the larger Panama Canal Expansion project.

The companies interested in the contract are Dredging International, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), Boskalis International, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Van Oord and Jan De Nul. Their proposals range from $39 million to $97 million.

Jan de Nul Wins $89.6 Million Canal Dredging Contract

September 2009

Belgium company Jan de Nul N.V. was awarded the contract for dredging the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal expansion.

The contract is worth $89.6 million, and was awarded to the lowest bidder, informed the Panama Canal Authority.

"The rest of the bidders and their economic proposals: Joint Venture Boskalis Dredging International ($177.611.840); Van Oord Dredging ($162.182.828); China Harbour Engineering Co.

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