Panama Canal Expansion Project, Panama - Grupo Unidos por el Canal
Panama Canal Expansion Project
The US$3.2 billion Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Project is one of the world’s great engineering projects. At the heart of a $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, the new locks will allow the waterway to double its shipping capacity by 2025.
The project consists of the construction of two new lock complexes – one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic side of the Canal – which will be 40 percent longer and 60 percent wider than the originals.
The Expansion project team comprises leading international contractors and consultants including American firm CH2M Hill as Program Manager and a construction consortium and design team that includes organizations from the Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Argentina the U.S. and Panama.
“Throughout the program’s lifecycle, all parties will have the confidence that their project information is accessible, accurate and secure.”
How Aconex helped
With the globally-dispersed project team likely to exchange hundreds of thousands of documents and correspondence items over the project’s duration, efficient collaboration will be integral to the project’s success.
By using Aconex, all project members are able to access, distribute and track their documents and correspondence in real time, at any time and from any location. This saves time by enabling fast access to information, reduces printing and distribution costs, and reduces exposure to risks such as disputes and delays. Throughout the program’s lifecycle, all parties will have the confidence that their project information is accessible, accurate and secure.