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Panama Canal

Datos de Proyecto

Ubicación: Panama, Panamá

Two lock facilities (Gatun/Atlantic and Miraflores/Pacific) with three lock chambers created one after the other, each of which are 403 m long and 55 m wide; Lengths of the lock facilities: 1.8 km each for a total height difference of 26 m

  • construction period: 2011 - 2014
  • amount of concrete used: 6,600,000 m³
  • amount of steel used: 340,000 tons
  • area to receive formwork: 2,200,000 m²
  • 4,200 jobsite employees
  • 70 cranes and 30 concrete pumping stations


  • tight schedule
  • extraordinary dimensions and massive structural elements


Grupo Unidos Por el Canal, SA (GUPC) Joint Venture:
Sacyr Vallehermoso, Spain; Impregilo, Italy; Jan De Nul, Belgium; Constructora Urbana, Panama

Beneficios para el cliente

  • reduction of tie positions and, as a result, greater cost-effectiveness of the SCS climbing systems during single-face applications
  • simple handling und carrying of high loads
  • flexible adaptability to the structural geometry, which means that the working platforms are able to incline to a 15° and 30° angle as a result of the horizontal position of the platforms
José Pelaez, Site Manager Gatun/ Atlantic
José Pelaez
Site Manager Gatun/ Atlantic

With PERI we have found the right partner for our Panama Canal project. The PERI team developed a detailed technical solution for every lock component and provided superb support for our GUPC jobsite team.

Rafael Sarmiento, Site Manager Miraflores/ Pacific
Rafael Sarmiento
Site Manager Miraflores/ Pacific

We have put our trust in PERI products for 95% of this project. PERI haven´t disappointed us. They have worked with tremendous dedication and provided us with good solutions and services for unproblematic work.

Solución PERI

  • combination of formwork expertise, performance and supply capabilities and innovative system devices
  • planning and delivery of huge quantities of formwork and scaffolding systems (1,100 40-foot containers) to be able to pour 6,300 m³ of concrete per day
  • development, production and delivery of innovative climbing brackets