Update: Panama Canal Expansion Storms Ahead


The Panama Canal has released a video showing the November update for its Expansion Project, which is now 95% complete, and is on course to be operational by April, 2016.

The third set of locks are 94% complete and the canal is now in a phase of electro-mechanical installation.

Read: The Third Lock Expansion

16 rolling gates were installed on the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the canal earlier in 2015, with all 157 valves for controlling the water flow in the filling and emptying system already completed.

50 million cubic metres of dirt and rock were excavated from the entrance of the Culebra Cut to create a new navigation channel for the canal.

Once completed, the Panama Canal is expected to generate up to US$6 billion annually.

(Source: Panama Canal / YouTube)

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