Contractor picks up rail job through Gammon joint venture

Ian Tyler

Contractor Balfour Beatty has won a £270m contrct in Hong Kong to work on the construction of a rail line from Shatin to Central Link.

Balfour Beatty has won the job, which will include the construction of two running tunnels covering 1km of track connecting the existing East Rail Line to the Hung Hom Station and the Hung Hom Station to the future Ho Man Tin Station, through its Gammon business, a  50-50 joint venture with Kaden Construction.

Work is due to start this month and be completed in 2018.

Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said the award built on the firm’s strengthening global experience in rail.”This is another significant contract award by the Hong Kong MTR Corporation…[that] demonstrates the value that our partners put on the experience and expertise we have in delivering major transport projects around the world.”