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PSA Panama

In Panama, Jan De Nul is building a new quay wall for the PSA Panamá terminal. Since 2009, Jan De Nul’s civil division has been continuously active in Panama. First for the construction of two new lock complexes within the scope of the Canal…

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A curtain of piles

The word ‘wall’ may in fact be misleading. The quay is built on five rows of piles over the 800 metre length on which a 35 metre wide concrete platform is built, consisting of large concrete prefabricated elements placed as tiles onto the…

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Civil + dredging: a golden combination

Davy Spriet is project manager for the civil works and Dominic De Prins is project manager for the dredging works. Together, they manage the overall project on site. Dominic De Prins explains the construction procedure: “The new quay wall will…

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90% Panamese

All construction equipment, such as trucks and excavators is owned and operated by Jan De Nul, as are the majority of the cranes for the assembly and construction works. Much of the equipment was already in Panama having been used for previous Panama…

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The lock complex in Panama

Apart from the works for the PSA Panamá terminal, Jan De Nul has worked from 2009 up to 2016 on the third set of lock complexes on the Panama Canal. These new locks provide access for post-Panamax ships that can transport 12,000 containers.…

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Living in Panama

Jan De Nul has an office in Panama and works with many local employees together with European . The executive staff mainly consists of expats such as from Europe. Both Davy, Dominic, Nicola and Ricardo who have been are living in Panama for quite some…

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Concrete from our own concrete batching plant

For this project, Jan De Nul built its own concrete batching plant on the spot. We had to do this to be able to meet the strict quality requirements of the contract that could be impacted when using local ready-mix concrete suppliers, due to traffic…

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