Since the beginning of 2013 the local repair company “Marine Engineers Corporation” (MEC) Group is the new operator of the well-known Balboa Shipyard, which is conveniently located in the Port of Balboa at the pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. The facility has three graving docks, one of them having Panamax size, and over 12,000 square meters of workshops.
MEC Group has also another smaller dock facility on the pacific site which consists of a slipway with craddles capacity up to 100 meters in length and 25 meters in beam. This yard has up to 12 positions for vessels of different lengths and beams, and a transfer system to locate the vessels on the more than 15,000 m2 of yard area.
MEC Group is also experienced with afloat ship repair which could be offered in Canal waters from the Atlantic to the Pacific site.
Dock Length/beam (m) Entrance (m) Max. Draft (m) Keel block hight (m) Cranes Dock No. 1 318 x 39 33.6 7.9 1.75 Mobile Cranes up to 35 t Dock No. 2 130 x 30.5 25.9 6.4 1.75 Shore Cranes up to 45 t Dock No. 3 70 x 16.8 16.8 4.3 1.46