Pushing Power For The Panama Canal

Mar 22, 2017

The cranes will be used tobuild the bridges linking theold and new canals.

GH, through its subsidiary GRUASGH MEXICO, will be taking part in theconstruction of one of the most complex,important infrastructures ever built byman: the PANAMA CANAL.

The cranes installed at the works will beused to build the bridges linking the twocanals, which are due to open for use inthe near future.

These cranes enhance our contributionto major works in progress at strategiclocations around the world, and in thiscase they provide the pushing power forbuilding the Panama Canal.

The two cranes were sold to VINCICONSTRUCTION GRANDS PROJECTS,the firm contracted to build the AtlanticBridge over the Panama Canal. This isa cable-stayed bridge 4.6 kilometres inlength on the Atlantic side of the PanamaCanal, in the city of Colón. The structurewill cross the canal at a height of 75metres, and a fourth set of locks mayalso be built, with a lifespan of 100 years.The project also includes the design ofseveral access roads on each side of thecanal, together with other bridges thatmay be required as part of these roads.

The metal structures for the columns and other structures making up the bridge will be assembled in this building, as can be seen in the photograph.

The work on the canal is a continuation of GH’s already major presence in this Central American country, as our cranes are also being used to construct the Panama metro, another important project for the country’s modernisation. All these projects are coordinated and managed by our Mexican subsidiary.