Balfour Beatty Far East joint venture wins c. HK$2.3 billion (c. £223.2 million) road widening project
17 September 2018
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces its 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded the c. HK$2.3 billion (c. £223.2 million) Sai Sha Road widening project in a 50:50 joint venture with Sanfield (Management) Ltd. by Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd for its development project in Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.
The works involve widening a section of the current road from two lanes to dual two lanes, development of a cycling track, installation of noise barriers, implementation of greening works to compensate for trees affected by the project, construction of three footbridges and extensive water and sewage utility provisions including two pumping stations; and, the installation of sewage pipes by Tunnel Boring Machine along the existing roads 2.1km north of the project to the Ma On Shan area.
Gammon has developed a long-standing partnership with Sun Hung Kai Properties through previous projects including: The management contract for Phase 2 of Ocean Shores residential project in Hong Kong; and, has worked closely with the developer to determine the buildability, programme management and cost plan establishment of the project. Additionally a comprehensive set of key risk factors and mitigation measures have been identified within Gammon’s Zero Harm framework to ensure works are completed both safely and sustainably.
A range of innovative solutions will be deployed on the project including: 4D Building Information Modelling for the construction of the pumping station, and the exploration of using offsite modular construction techniques on the Electrical and Mechanical works. Other innovative solutions will include Drone and 3D land surveying techniques to monitor the 4.1km-long site area to maintain instant and reliable project progress records.
Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon said, “The Sai Sha Road widening project builds on Gammon’s extensive experience and expertise of similar contracts in Hong Kong including the widening of Tolo Highway and the reconstruction and improvement of Tuen Mun Road. Gammon’s expertise will ensure the efficient and safe delivery of this key infrastructure project for Hong Kong.”
Upon completion, Sai Sha Road will be wider, more spacious and safer with the risk of flooding eliminated.
Works commenced in July 2018, with project completion expected in 2023. An estimated workforce of approximately 600 will be engaged during the peak construction period.
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Notes to editors:
- Balfour Beatty (com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
- Our main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
- Gammon Construction (www.gammonconstruction.com), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a 50/50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, the Asian-based conglomerate. The two companies have worked in partnership since 2004 to forge a reputation for delivering high quality projects for customers throughout China and Southeast Asia. The business is a major player in the Hong Kong and Singapore roads market. Gammon’s service extends over the full project life-cycle, from initial site survey and design through construction to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.
- Gammon’s current project portfolio includes: The ‘Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works’ contract worth HK$2.6 billion for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The construction contract for a large scale residential development, ‘Lohas Park Package 9’, by Wheelock and Company Limited for c.HK$4bn. The construction of the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region worth HK$6.2bn. The construction of the Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong worth over HK$1bn for Parkland (Hong Kong) Limited. Plantation Road a HKD $800 million deluxe residential development project in Hong Kong. The HK$3bn development of eight medium rise residential blocks and four houses with a two-level basement overlooking Tai Po’s Tolo Harbour in Northern Hong Kong, on behalf of Great Eagle Group.
- Iconic projects of the past include the HK$2.2bn Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor, a 3.5km, dual three-lane carriageway, suspended mostly above the waters of Deep Bay and the motorway approaches for downtown Hong Kong. Gammon has also delivered a 68-storey One Island East office building, a skyscraper on the eastern shore of Hong Kong Island. This HK$2.3bn project relied on digital project management systems to enable collaboration across all disciplines and reduce construction waste.