Canal tender news: Indra, Cabo Drilling and Vinci Construction

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Spanish IT firm Indra has been awarded six contracts worth 27.4mn euros (US$35.1mn) as part of the Panama Canal expansion project, according to a release from the company. Indra will implement an integrated security and access control system, a vessel detection system, all the communications technology, the fire detection and suppression systems, the public address systems, evacuation and an environmental sensor system for the third set of locks of the Panama Canal, according to the release. *** Cabo Drilling and Fugro Panama have carried out geotechnical drilling services at the Cristóbal 2 Port Site at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal, according to a release from Cabo Drilling. Works include drilling and sampling at 22 boreholes to "recover samples of soil and rock to be used to characterize the site for future port structures," according to the release. The contract price was not disclosed. *** The Panama Canal Authority, PCA, has awarded the tender for construction of a bridge on the Atlantic side of the canal to French company Vinci Construction, according to a release from the PCA. Vinci will build the 4.6km, double-plane, twin pylon, cable-stayed bridge for a cost of US$366mn, according to the release.

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