Projects will take place in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and China over the next five years

Balfour Beatty has secured around £200 million of major new project work in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and China. Some of the work will be carried out by Gammon Construction in which Balfour Beatty has a 50% stake.

In Hong Kong, work has started on a £33 million project to design and construct four service reservoirs, a link bridge and a range of civil engineering work for The University of Hong Kong in a project due to be completed by September 2009.

In Singapore, Gammon has been awarded the £55m contract to deliver the new Chinatown Interchange Station. The project is due for completion in 2013.

In Macau, Gammon has been awarded the contract to construct a retail centre and a 42-storey, 2,000-room hotel tower for Venetian Orient. The project, worth about £55m, is due for completion in the summer of next year.

In China, Balfour Beatty Rail has been awarded a £35 million contract for the delivery of overhead lines for the new high-speed railway between Wuhan and Guangzhou by the Chinese Ministry of Railways. It will be completed by the end of 2009.

Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty chief executive, said: "We anticipate further opportunities in the Chinese rail market, based on our experience, our status as a wholly-owned Foreign Enterprise and our excellent relationships with the Chinese Ministry of Railways."