Gammon wins $293m contract for road project in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 17 Sep 2018 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty’s Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, in a 50:50 joint venture with Sanfield (Management), has won a HKD2.3bn ($293m) contract from Sun Hung Kai Properties to widen the Sai Sha Road for its development project in Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.

Work involves widening a section of the road from two lanes to dual two lanes, development of a cycling track, installation of noise barriers, and construction of three footbridges.

Work also includes construction of water and sewage utility provisions, including two pumping stations; installation of sewage pipes by Tunnel Boring Machine along the existing roads 2.1km north of the project to the Ma On Shan area; and implementation of greening works to compensate for trees affected by the project.

Gammon has partnered with Sun Hung Kai Properties through previous projects, including the management contract for Phase 2 of Ocean Shores residential project in Hong Kong.

The company has worked with the developer to determine the buildability, programme management and cost plan establishment of the project.

It has also identified key risk factors and mitigation measures within Gammon’s Zero Harm framework to ensure works are completed safely and sustainably.

During the execution of the project, Gammon will deploy a range of solutions, including 4D Building Information Modelling for the construction of the pumping station, and exploration of using offsite modular construction techniques on the electrical and mechanical works.

In addition, the company will use drone and 3D land surveying techniques to monitor the 4.1km site to maintain instant project progress records.

Gammon CEO Thomas Ho said: “The Sai Sha Road widening project builds on Gammon’s extensive experience and expertise of similar contracts in Hong Kong including the widening of Tolo Highway and the reconstruction and improvement of Tuen Mun Road.

“Gammon’s expertise will ensure the efficient and safe delivery of this key infrastructure project for Hong Kong.”

Work began in July 2018 and the project is expected to be completed in 2023. Approximately 600 people are expected to be employed during the peak construction period.

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