Gammon Wins Kai Tak Contract

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that their 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded two contracts worth a total value of £705 million.

The first award is for £568 million contract for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to construct the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong.

The Kai Tak West Section contract forms a vital part of the 4.7km-long dual three-lane Central Kowloon Route.

The works mainly comprise the construction of a 370m long underwater tunnel and the associated temporary reclamation in Kowloon Bay of about three hectares, a 160m long cut and cover tunnel in Ma Tau Kok as well as a 125m long road and a 170m long underpass in Kai Tak Development.

The contract is due to start early this year and with completion scheduled in 2025.

The second award is for £137 million contract for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) in Hong Kong to deliver the extended basement and public infrastructure works called the ‘L1 Contract for the Lyric Theatre Complex and Extended Basement at WKCD’.

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.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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