Balfour Beatty wins two Hong Kong contracts worth $994m

Balfour Beatty’s Hong Kong joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded two contracts worth a total value of US$994m.

The completed Lyric Theatre Complex (Balfour Beatty)

Hong Kong’s Highways Department has awarded Gammon a US$801m contract to construct a 4.7km six-lane highway known as the Kai Tak West Section.

Gammon’s work on the project includes:

  • The construction of a 370m-long underwater tunnel
  • Three hectares of temporary reclamation in Kowloon Bay
  • A 160m-long cut-and-cover tunnel in Ma Tau Kok
  • A 125m-long road and a 170m-long underpass in Kai Tak.

Some 400 staff will be employed at the peak of construction.

Work on the project is due to start early this year and be completed in 2025.  

Gammon has also won a $193m contract for the extended basement and public infrastructure works at the Lyric Theatre Complex (pictured) in West Kowloon’s Cultural District.

This contract involves excavation followed by the construction of a two-level reinforced concrete structure, public infrastructure works including drainage, and a traffic lay-by with associated temporary works.

Gammon is currently working on the foundation works for the project.

450 workers will be employed on the project at its peak.

Work is due to start in early 2018 and be completed by mid-2020.

Thomas Ho, Gammon’s chief executive, said: "These two awards demonstrate Gammon’s ability to build on existing relationships with key clients and the variety of work we are able to undertake in the Far East, delivered to the highest safety standards."

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