Gammon wins $605m manufacturing facility contract in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 7 Oct 2019 ASIA BUILDINGS

Gammon Construction has won a contract worth HK$4.75bn ($605.7m) to deliver an Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) for the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks in Hong Kong.

Under the terms of the contract, Gammon will be responsible for the construction of the 108,000m² AMC facility, including a seawater district cooling system.

Gammon Construction is a 50:50 Far East joint venture of infrastructure group Balfour Beatty and Asian conglomerate Jardine Matheson.

Claimed to be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for building cooling, seawater district cooling system will be used to cool the AMC building.

Scope of work includes mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, the building façade and a significant amount of steelworks.

Gammon plans to deploy a range of innovative technologies and methods, including BIM, modularisation and off-site manufacturing techniques, for safe and efficient delivery of the project.

In addition to improving safety and quality, the technologies and methods are expected to contribute to a significant reduction in the duration of the works programme, Balfour Beatty said.

Gammon chief executive Thomas Ho said: “This impressive and complex facility for one of Gammon’s long-term customers is designed to meet the increasing need for high-end on demand manufacturing in the region.

“This latest success is testament to our proven experience in constructing complex buildings and our market leading engineering and technical capability.”

Balfour Beatty said that the early works commenced in summer 2019 with completion scheduled in 2021. The project is expected to create around 1,800 jobs during the construction phase.

Earlier in 2019, Gammon secured a contract from Gold Topmont for the HK$2.9bn (£289m) Homantin luxury residential project in the Homantin area in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Gammon will deploy innovative technologies, including 3D scanning for data collection, which will ensure accurate and swift survey process, as well as defect management tools such as drones and infrared cameras.

Image: Illustration of the Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Hong Kong. Photo: courtesy of Balfour Beatty.

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