Balfour Beatty JV lands Hong Kong tunnel services contract
Balfour Beatty’s 50:50 Far East joint venture, Gammon Construction, has been awarded the “Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL)– Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works” contract, worth HK$2.6bn (US$331m; £249m) by Hong Kong’s Highways Department. A major subsea infrastructure, the TM-CLKL links Hong Kong’s Northwest New Territories to the new Boundary Crossing Facilities constructed on an artificial island that is connected to Chek Lap Kok airport, and onward to the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge and North Lantau. The contract also requires the provision of civil and building works for the construction of a number of tunnel buildings including the Administration, Toll Control, Maintenance Depot and Satellite Control buildings, as well as the landscaping works on the landfall at either end of the tunnel. Gammon chief executive Thomas Ho said: “Gammon is currently undertaking the design and build of the Southern Connection Viaduct Section of Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link project and we are delighted for another opportunity to play a key role in this important infrastructure project for Hong Kong.”.