Gammon signs £760m major tunnel project at Hong Kong International Airport

WCN Editorial Team 2 Jun 2020 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Airport Authority Hong Kong has awarded HK$7.2bn (£760m) contract to Balfour Beatty’s Hong Kong joint venture (JV) company, Gammon Construction, to deliver major tunnelling project at Hong Kong International Airport.

Under the contract, Gammon Construction will be responsible for tunnels and associated works for an automatic people mover (APM) and baggage handling system (BHS).

The scope of the contract includes delivery of two 1800m-long 8-cell tunnel structures for the APM and BHS systems as well as all electrical and mechanical works for the tunnels.

Gammon Construction will also build several support buildings including pumping stations, a datacentre and security facilities at the airport.

Gammon Construction CEO Thomas Ho said: “We are delighted that Airport Authority Hong Kong has chosen Gammon to deliver this key element of the 3RS works.

“Through our  technical and innovate approach, we will ensure the  productive and efficient delivery of the Automatic People Mover and Baggage Handling System, contributing to the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport to meet future air traffic growth and maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international aviation hub.”

Balfour Beatty said that the APM and BHS tunnels and the associated works form part of the Three Runway System (3RS) project at the airport. It allows travellers to move between the new Third Runway Concourse and the expanded Terminal 2.

Gammon is planning to deploy modular solutions for 75% of the electrical and mechanical works for the tunnels and ensure the project’s safe and efficient delivery.

In a press statement, Balfour Beatty said: “In addition, all offsite activities will be monitored with the use of the real-time technology system, STAMP, throughout the build process to further enhance the quality and production of works, as well as enhancing the safe and efficient delivery of products to site.”

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Gammon will build several support buildings at Hong Kong International Airport. (Credit: Ken'ichi at English Wikipedia)

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