MWH is a long time client of ZGL Engineering Services, Inc. and the lead designer
of the new Post-Panamax navigation locks for the Third Set of Locks project of the
Panama Canal Expansion. The Third Set of Locks will double the Canal's capacity,
providing significant benefits to the local, regional and global economies.
The design-build contract for implementation of the Third Set of Locks project was
awarded by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to international consortium Grupo Unidos
Por el Canal (GUPC) in July 2009. Providing support to GUPC for design, MWH is the
lead firm of the design joint venture, CICP Consultores Internacionales, LLC , in
partnership with California-based TetraTech and Iv-Infra of the Netherlands.
The $3.12 billion Third Set of Locks project will double the capacity of the Canal when
completed. It was hoped to have it completed in 2014 - coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the original
ZGL Engineering is the CAD lead utilizing AutoCAD 2013 Civil 3D for the Excavation,
Foundation and Grouting and Geology, Geotechnical Instrumentation, and Embankment Fill