MAXAM participates in the reconstruction of the most important waterway for the global economy

Our participation in the expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the most important engineering works in the world, has been a real challenge, providing results that meet the new and future needs of trade worldwide.

Where did it take place


Project Timeline

MAXAM has worked on the expansion of the Panama Canal for over seven years. This period is divided into three phases, in which around 15,000 tons of explosives have been used in the more than 3000 blasting operations required to achieve the success of an operation that has exceeded the standards of the global industry.

The drilling and blasting operations under this contract were executed two months earlier than expected to the satisfaction of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), and without any disturbance to neighboring communities
  • Roderick Lee
  • Project Manager for the Panama Canal project

In the first phase of the process, we managed to reduce the 18 months estimated by the customer to 5, with the corresponding reduction of the project’s total budget.

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