$18 Million for Operation of Maritime Facilities

The Panama Maritime Authority tenders the operation services of the Balboa Shipyard facilities, which includes the rehabilitation, development and administration of the site, for a 20-year term.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Panama Government Purchase 2021-2-03-0-08-08-LV-008104:

"The Balboa Shipyard, dating back more than 100 years, located in the Pacific, is the only facility in Panama and in the entire region that has three (3) dry docks, one with the necessary dimensions to service Panamax vessels.

The Balboa Shipyard was built simultaneously with the Panama Canal construction project, inaugurating in 1916. In June 1916 the first vessel entered the shipyard, a Panama Canal dredge named Corozal, and the first commercial use was on August 22, 1916 with the Panamanian registered vessel Chiriqui. For years it was part of the Engineering Division of the former Panama Canal Commission.

After not operating, this tender is intended to reactivate the ship repair industry in the Republic of Panama, which creates a direct economic impact, by generating direct and indirect jobs, taking into account the value of our geographical position, as well as the ships transiting through the Panama Canal, which is a market that is currently not being exploited being the Balboa Shipyard, the only point for dry repairs between Chile and Mexico.

The field visit is scheduled for March 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., which will take place at the Balboa Shipyard. For those interested in participating in the site visit, who do not have transportation and do not know the location, the AMP will provide transportation at the main entrance on the day and time indicated."

Reference value: $18,000,000.

Deadline for receipt of bids: May 18, 2021.

See tender.

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