Leighton wins $453m contract for Hong Kong bypass

26 February 2014

Leighton Asia, India and Offshore has secured a $453m contract to construct the tunnel buildings, systems and fitting out works for the Central-Wanchai Bypass tunnel in Hong Kong.

The project is the third to be awarded to the group on the bypass by HKSAR’s Highways Department, following the award of the 2010 contract for the construction of the central interchange and the central reclamation phase III in 2009.

As part of the contract, Hochtief subsidiary Leighton will perform electrical and mechanical works, including route-wide tunnel E&M works, traffic control and surveillance systems, road tunnel wall cladding works, the tunnel roof thermal barrier and the tunnel road pavement construction for the complete tunnel from Central to North Point.

The Central-Wanchai Bypass is already under construction and is due for completion in 2018 (Wikimedia Commons)

It also includes the construction and fit out of ventilation buildings and an administration building.

Leighton Holdings CEO, Hamish Tyrwhitt, said: "This award fits with our strategy of continuing to expand our infrastructure footprint throughout Asia."

Once complete, the bypass will serve as an East-West highway route for traffic between the Central Business District and the population centre in the Eastern part of Hong Kong Island.

Contract works will start immediately and are scheduled for completion by 2018.

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