Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded the US$128M, SCL 1107 contract for the Diamond Hill to Kai Tak Tunnels on the Shatin to Central Line to a 50% Seli Spa/50% Chun Wo Joint Venture. SELI will provide the TBM, and perform excavation as part of the JV.
The 17km long, almost entirely underground Shatin to Central Link is a territory-wide strategic railway project with 10 stations, amongst which Diamond Hill is one of the six interchange stations. The project is expected to be completed in two phases, with the section between Tai Wai and Hung Hom finished in 2018 and the Hung Hom to Admiralty section in 2020.
The order in Hong Kong adds to SELI’s already impressive list of metro line projects. Other Copenhagen, Milan, Thessaloniki, Turin, Rome and Vancouver. SELI is also currently being considered for a contract in Brazil by Odebrecht for a new section of the Sao Paolo metro.