Project Description

The left end of the exit channel at the Miraflores lock, Panama Canal, is undermined by the effects of tides and currents induced by vessels. After the need to repair the exit canal, without affecting the operation of the lock, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) was looking for a corrective proposal with a fast and minimally invasive construction process.

Solution

The repair of the exit channel of the lock was carried out by the construction of a secant piles wall, rotary piles and nails. Sheet piles and gabion walls were previously installed as temporary structures during the construction process to maintain a safe and uniform work platform.

Client:
Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (ACP).

Country:

Panama

Start Date:
February 2019

Fecha Finalización:

November 2019

Amounts of Work:

  • 788 ml Secant Piles 1,400 mm diameter.
  • 221 ml Rotary Piles 900 mm diameter.
  • 140 ml of Nails.
  • 144 ml Sheet Piles.
  • 130 ud of Gabions.

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