Gammon, Kaden JV wins $439 million tunnel contract in Hong Kong

21 December 2012


Balfour Beatty, a UK-based infrastructure group, has announced that Gammon Construction in a joint venture (JV) with Kaden Construction has won a contract worth HKD3.4 billion ($439.23 million) to work on a major section of the new Shatin to Central Link (SCL) railway line in Hong Kong.

The contract has been awarded by the MTR Corporation Limited and it involves the construction of two running tunnels covering 1km of track that connects the existing East Rail Line to the Hung Hom Station and the Hung Hom Station to the future Ho Man Tin Station. The work is due to start in December 2012 and will be completed in 2018.

The SCL railway line stretches from Tai Wai to Admiralty, connecting several existing railway lines. The SCL project comprises of two parts: Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section and Hung Hom to Admiralty Section.

The total length of the SCL railway line is 17km, which includes 11km of Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section and six kilometres of Hung Hom to Admiralty Section. The Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section will extend the existing Ma On Shan Line from Tai Wai to the West Rail Line via East Kowloon to form the East West Corridor. The Hung Hom to Admiralty Section will extend the existing East Rail Line across the harbour to Wan Chai North and Central to form the North South Corridor.

The Hung Hom to Admiralty Section will have to interface with other infrastructure projects, including Wan Chai Development Phase II and Central-Wan Chai Bypass, and is expected to be completed in 2020.