Gammon Construction bags £577m Central Kowloon Route contract in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 1 Jul 2020 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Gammon Construction, a 50/50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, has been awarded HK$5.67bn (£577m) contract to construct buildings, electrical and mechanical (E&M) works for the Central Kowloon Route.

The contract has been awarded by the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Under the contract, Gammon Construction will deliver critical mechanical and electrical works as well as build tunnel ventilation and administration buildings.

The scope of work includes electrical and mechanical works including building services system, tunnel ventilation system, air purification system (APS), lighting system, central control and monitoring system (CCMS).

It also includes extra low voltage (ELV) system, electrical system, plumbing and drainage systems, fire services system, and traffic control and surveillance system (TCSS) as well as tunnel cladding, thermal barrier and landscaping works.

Gammon Construction said that the works forms part of the 4.7km dual three-lane major road, Central Kowloon Route, which aims to enhance connectivity between the East and West Kowloon districts.

Gammon Construction CEO Thomas Ho said: “Our delivery methodology incorporates an integrated digital project delivery approach making use of smart and digital construction techniques including the adoption of extensive DfMA and off-site pre-fabrication to improve efficiency, overall safety and quality on the project.

“BIM and innovative digital construction and asset management systems will be also used to support a collaborative approach on the project.”

Additionally, Gammon is constructing the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route comprising underwater and cut-and-cover tunnels, as well as roads.

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Gammon Construction will undertake E&M works for the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong. (Credit: Gammon Construction Limited)

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