Canal Excavation Bidding Extended

The Panama Canal Authority pushed to December 22nd the deadline for the fourth dry excavation phase.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The original date was December 10th, at 1 pm.

"The decision was taken by the Office of Acquisitions of the Panama Canal Authority", reported "This contract is part of the construction of the Pacific Access Waterway, which will connect the new set of locks with the Culebra Cut".

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PCA Awards $267 Million Dry Excavation Contract

January 2010

The consortium FCC-ICA-MECO won the second-largest contract of the Panama Canal expansion project.

This contract comprises excavating a 6.1 kilometer waterway that will connect the third set of locks with the Culebra Cut.

From "FCC-ICA-MECO submitted the lowest priced offer in the bidding process ($267.798.795), and complied with the requirements imposed by the Panama Canal Authority".

Panama Canal Extends Deadline for Dry Excavation Bids

December 2009

The deadline for submitting bids for the fourth and last dry excavation project was postponed to December 10th.

The original deadline was December 3rd, but the Panama Canal Authority decided to give companies more time.

"This contract comprises excavating 27 million metric tons of unclassified material to build an access waterway connecting the new Pacific locks with the Culebra Cut", reported

Panama: Dry Excavation Contract Being Coordinated

August 2009

The Panama Canal Authority will hold meetings with interested companies today and tomorrow, in order to coordinate tender terms.

Proposals for the fourth dry excavation contract, the second most important after the construction of the locks, will be received September 15th and will be opened on October 30th.

Panama Canal: $339 million given in contracts

January 2009

As of 31 December 2008, the ACP recorded a total of $339.469 million in more than 100 contracts granted for the expansion project. reports: "The reports says that the Panamanian company, Constructora Urbana, S.A. (CUSA) has advanced 79% with the first phase of the excavation of the access passage for the Pacific locks.

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