Gammon Construction secures contracts worth $984m

WCN Editorial Team 25 Jan 2018 ASIA BUILDINGS

Gammon Construction, a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson Holdings, has secured two contracts with a combined value of HKD7.7bn ($984m).

The firm won a contract worth HKD6.2bn ($793m) from the Highways Department, HKSAR to build the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong.

The scope of the work involves the construction of a 370m-long underwater tunnel and the associated temporary reclamation in Kowloon Bay of about three hectares, a 160m-long cut and cover tunnel in Ma Tau Kok as well as a 125m-long depressed road and 170m-long underpass in Kai Tak Development.

The contract form part of the overall Central Kowloon Route, a 4.7km-long dual three-lane strategic trunk road in Central Kowloon.

Work on the project is due to start in January 2018 and is expected to be completed by 2025. The project will create 400 jobs during its peak construction period.

Additionally, Gammon secured an HKD1.5bn ($191.8m) contract from the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) in Hong Kong to deliver infrastructure works for Lyric Theatre Complex in West Kowloon Cultural District.

The scope of the work involves excavation and lateral support followed by construction of a two-level reinforced concrete structure, along with public infrastructure works including drainage, a traffic lay-by and associated temporary works.

The latest order represents company’s third contract from the WKCDA. Currently, it is delivering foundation works for the theatre.

Work on the project is set to begin in early 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2020. The project will create 450 jobs during its peak construction period.

Gammon CEO Thomas Ho said: “We are pleased to be working again with the WKCDA for the further development of the Lyric Theatre Project.

“We have demonstrated our ability to offer tailor-made solutions while working to the highest standards of safety throughout the foundations contract, and we look forward to continuing to provide the highest levels of service for the next important stage of the theatre’s construction.”

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