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GUPC reaches the functional completion of the Third Set of Locks

The operational handover of the work shows the world that the project has been built with the technical quality GUPC offers and complying with all the requirements of the contract.

Panama, June 01, 2016. Yesterday, Grupo Unidos Por el Canal (GUPC) reached the functional completion of the Third Set of Locks, a process that has been fulfilled over the last few months. This means that the work has been tested to satisfaction for lockage operations, as specified by the Panama Canal Authority.

"The project is ready to receive the first vessel, demonstrating that it works perfectly and that we fully complied with the requirements of the contract. Today, as during all these years, GUPC proved we have the technical capacity to deliver high quality and fully operational work. The test results confirm that we have a world-class system”, stated Giuseppe Quarta, CEO of GUPC.

For the consortium, to achieve the functional completion of the work means we successfully concluded more than two thousand tests between both sides of the project, scheduled over three hundred different scenarios for the passage of a ship, more than one hundred twenty lockage and made sure the hydraulic performance vastly exceeds what was required, among other commitments.

Simultaneously, the contractor is advancing in details related to the aesthetics of the work as urbanization, gardening, painting of buildings, closing perimetrals and systems related to the complex’s protection.

About GUPC

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC SA) is the contractor for the design and construction of the Third Set of Locks - Home Project Canal Expansion Program. The group's technical capacity and experience in infrastructure projects in various countries of the world are ensuring that this project will be conducted with the highest standards of quality in the stipulated time.

GUPC is formed by Sacyr of Spain, Salini - Impregilo of Italy, Jan De Nul of Belgium and Constructora Urbana, SA (CUSA) of Panama.



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