monday, april 16, 2012
Panama Canal Third Lane Expansion´╗┐The $3.25-billion effort to build massive new locks on both entrances of the Panama Canal has been delayed by six months beyond the previously announced schedule due to problems with the concrete.
The international consortium handling the lock's construction, Grupos Unidos por El Canal, notified the Panama Canal Authority of the new altered schedule to complete the $3.5 billion locks earlier this month.
The delay is attributed to problems with the concrete mix, which didn't meet the 100-year standard set by the ACP.
My story on the delay, Panama Canal Expansion Falls Six Months Behind Schedule, is in this week's issue of Engineering News-Record.
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