The firm will provide M&E services for the 5km long tunnel

Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty’s joint venture in the Far East, Gammon Construction, has won a £249m contract to deliver buildings, electrical and mechanical works in a Hong Kong tunnel.

Gammon Construction, has been awarded the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection contract worth HK$2.6bn (£249m) for the Hong Kong’s highways department.

The job includes the provision of electrical and mechanical works to serve the newly constructed 5km tunnel, which runs from Tuen Mun to Boundary Crossing Facilities Island. It includes the provision of the tunnel’s ventilation, road lighting, central monitoring and control systems.

The contract also covers civil and building works on the construction of a number of tunnel buildings including administration, toll control, maintenance depot and satellite control buildings, as well as the landscaping works at either end of the tunnel.

At least 70% of the M&E works will be delivered via modular construction, while drone photogrammetry for 3D mapping and surveying will also be used.

Thomas Ho, Gammon’s chief executive, 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.”

Works has already begun, with completion expected in late 2020.

Gammon Construction, which has been in operation since 2004, is headquartered in Hong Kong and is a 50:50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Asian-based conglomerate Jardine Matherson.