Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited, a part of the Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group, has secured an US$680M contract from the MTR Corporation to construct a critical component of its 17km long, predominantly underground Shatin to Central Link (SCL) development in Hong Kong – the Hung Hom Station and Stabling Sidings Contract 1112.
The scope of work includes significant modification works to an existing MTR station, platforms, tunnel box and approach tunnels. Construction works are scheduled to begin immediately, with an expected completion date in 2018.
Managing Director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore, Ian Edwards, said: “We are delighted to win yet another landmark project with a client with whom we share a long and successful relationship. Leighton Asia, India and Offshore has a solid track record in rail infrastructure in Hong Kong over some three decades with a number of significant projects, including the terminus of Guangzhou-Shenzhen- Hong Kong Express Rail Link and South Island Line (East). Our significant rail and tunnelling experience makes us well suited to successfully deliver the major infrastructure projects in the region and we are pleased to be able to work with MTR again.”
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The SCL development is a major transport initiative in Hong Kong that will connect several existing railway lines to form two strategic railway corridors. It will be built in two sections, Tai Wai to Hung Hom Section at 11km, and Hung Hom to Admiralty Section at 6km