Gammon Construction wins $260m Hong Kong water park

Gammon Construction, the Asia Pacific subsidiary of UK contractor Balfour Beatty, has won a HK$2bn ($260m) contract to create a water park at a bay in southern Hong Kong.

The Ocean Park Water World, to be built at Tai Shue Wan bay, will be Hong Kong’s first year-round, all-weather water-park.

Balfour was awarded the contract by Ocean Park Corporation.

Gammon’s work on the 64,000 sq m project includes the construction of the main building structure and the fit-out and installation of indoor and outdoor attractions.

Gammon will also carry out M&E services installation and other services work to support the park’s specialist systems including wave generators and a water filtration plant.

The contractor said the building would have "extensive glass walling and shell-shaped roofing with a translucent skylight system, which reduces the requirement for artificial lighting" and will "take advantage of the epic view of the South China Sea".

It added that "technologies such as building information modelling would  be leveraged to maximise efficient coordination".

Thomas Ho, the chief executive of Gammon, said: "We’re pleased to have secured this exciting development, where our expert capabilities and experienced team provide our client with the skilled partner they need to safely deliver complex projects."  

A workforce of 750 will be engaged at the peak of construction.

Image: Artists impression of Ocean Park Water World (Gammon)

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