Leighton Asia JV wins $1.19bn tunnel contract in Hong Kong

WCN Editorial Team 12 Jul 2016 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Leighton Contractors Asia in a joint venture with China State Construction Engineering Hong Kong has won an AUD1.58bn ($1.19bn) contract for the construction of Tseung Kwan O—Lam Tin Tunnel in Hong Kong.


The contract, awarded by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, will include the construction of a 2.2km two‐lane highway tunnel together with associated slip roads, branch tunnels, viaducts and tunnel portal facilities.

The works will also involve the delivery of two ventilation buildings and an administration building, as well as implementation of all associated building and supporting works.

CIMIC Group’s executive chairman and CEO Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “Delivering large infrastructure projects in busy urban areas is a core capability for Leighton Asia.

“We value the opportunity to contribute our civil engineering capabilities to accommodate future growth through the expansion of infrastructure in such a fast growing city.”

Leighton Asia’s managing director Manuel Alvarez Munoz said: “Leighton Asia has developed strong working relationships with both our JV partner, China State, and with our client, the Hong Kong government.

“Through continued delivery of infrastructure that enhances Hong Kong’s transport systems, we are in a good position for future work.”

Construction will begin in July 2016 and take about five years to complete.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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