Hong Kong’s MTR has invited expressions of interest from contractors wishing to tender for works on the 7km long, US$1.4bn South Island Line (East), that includes the construction of 4km of drill and blast tunnel and two stations, under civil works contracts 902 and 904.
Contract 902 includes the drill and blast tunnel works from Admiralty Station to Nam Fung Ventilation Building and the overrun stub tunnels at Hong Kong Park Ventilation Building. Contract 904’s scope includes the construction of the underground Lei Tung and South Horizons Stations, the cut and cover tunnel section from Aberdeen Channel Bridge to Ap Lei Chau Drive and associated ventilation facilities, the drill and blast tunnel works from Ap Lei Chau Drive to LET Station, and drill and blast tunnel works from LET Station to SOH Station.
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Contracts will be tendered and awarded as lump sum contracts (containing admeasurement items where appropriate), using the Corporation’s Conditions of Contract for Civil Engineering and Building Works.
The contracts will be Engineer’s Design except for some drill and blast tunnel works, barging points and certain ABWF items. For the drill and blast tunnels of Contract 902, a reference design will be provided for completion of detailed design by the contractor.
Tenderers will be required to submit a base tender with provision for price fluctuation adjustment to cover fluctuations in the prices of labour and materials and an alternative lump sum fixed price tender. (i.e. without provision for price fluctuation adjustment)
A presentation on the scope of Contracts 902, 904 will be made by the Corporation to the interested contractors at 11am on 13 May 2010 at the Theatre, 2/F, Zone D, Fo Tan Railway House, 9 Lok King Street, Fo Tan (Exit A, Fo Tan MTR Station).
The South Island Line (East) will be a new medium capacity railway connecting Southern District to a new integrated Admiralty Station (ADM), where interchange with the existing Island Line and Tsuen Wan Line and the proposed new Shatin to Central Link (SCL) will be provided. It is expected that construction of the line will commence in 2011 for completion in 2015.