Bosch Rexroth's global effort is key to Panama Canal expansion

Panama Canal

Challenge:

Expand the Panama Canal to allow for today's larger ships to pass through with the highest degree of availability for all locks.

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Rexroth Solution:

Develop systems using hydraulic cylinders, power units and controls to operate the valves that regulate the water.

Results:

  • 158 complete systems developed (including six (6) spare units)
  • 22 km of interconnected piping
  • Built-in redundancy contributes to 99.9% lock availability
  • Largest construction site in the world at the time