Gammon Construction Limited has been awarded a HKD6.2 billion contract by the Highways Department, HKSAR to construct the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong.
The Kai Tak West Section contract includes the construction of a 370-metre-long underwater tunnel and the associated temporary reclamation in Kowloon Bay of about 3 hectares, a 160-metre-long cut and cover tunnel in Ma Tau Kok as well as a 125-metre-long depressed road and 170-metre-long underpass in Kai Tak Development.
The contract forms a vital part of the overall Central Kowloon Route, a 4.7-kilometre-long dual three-lane strategic trunk road in Central Kowloon that will relieve congestion in Central Kowloon’s road network.
“We are delighted to be working with the Highways Department again and to be able to utilise our considerable in-house capabilities including foundations, design, concrete supply and steel fabrication to deliver the works to the highest standards,” said Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon.
In delivering the project, Gammon will be maximising the use of modularisation for elements of the works, while its patented piling technology will be used to construct the temporary wall for excavation works. This proposal has also reduced the temporary reclamation area required and provided a number of environmental benefits.
Work on the Kai Tak West Section contract is due to start in January this year and is expected to be completed by 2025. A workforce of 400 will be engaged at its peak construction period. — Construction+ Online