Gates on new Panama canal

Panama – 2016

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Owner: Autorità del Canale di PanamaGen. Contractor: GUPCDescription: manufacture and installation of 16 sluice gates (eight on the Atlantic side and eight on the Pacific side), accessory structures and movement mechanisms for their operation, resulting in a total weight of approximately 55,000 t.The sluice gates have maximum dimensions of 60 m x 10 m x 33 m (comparable to a 10 storey building) and weighing approximately 4,300 t.