Chinese government hires Tunnel Engineering Consultants on bridge and tunnel scheme linking HK to Macao and the mainland

A Dutch tunnel consortium, Tunnel Engineering Consultants (TEC), has won a contract to advise the Chinese government on the design and construction of a 35km-long bridge and tunnel connecting Hong Kong, Macao and the Chinese mainland.

The south China project comprises a series of normal and cable bridges, new islands and a 6km tunnel. Construction is set to begin at the end of the year, with completion due at the end of 2015.

TEC is a joint venture between Royal Haskoning, DHV and Witteveen + BOs. It has already gained experience on the Medway tunnel and several European projects.

The consortium is also providing consultancy services in the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, the 19km immersed road/rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark.