Hong Kong contractor Gammon Construction has won its largest ever project, a US$1.7bn, four-year deal to expand Terminal 2 at Chek Lap Kok airport.
Gammon, a joint venture between UK contractor Balfour Beatty and Asian-based conglomerate Jardine Matheson, will be responsible for the expansion of the main building and the construction of interconnecting bridges and all mechanical and electrical works.
The deal was awarded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong. It will part of the airport’s "three-runway system" project, which will allow for arrivals and departures from one terminal while increasing overall passenger capacity.
Leo Quinn, the chief executive of Balfour Beatty, said: "This award marks Gammon’s second significant contract for the Airport Authority Hong Kong this year and the largest single contract ever awarded to Gammon.
"Through leveraging wide-ranging engineering expertise and offsite and modular construction approaches, Gammon has secured a material share of the Hong Kong market which continues to look favourable with significant infrastructure opportunities ahead."
Earlier this year, Gammon secured a $930m contract to deliver tunnels for the airport’s planned automatic people mover and baggage handling system.
Image: The project is part of the airport’s "three runways" plan (Thomas K/CC BY-SA 2.0)