Vinci Construction will commence work today on MTR Corporation’s contract 1103 – Hin Keng to Diamond Hill tunnels – part of the new Shatin to Central Link mass transit railway.
The US$362.8 million (HK$2,811 millon) contract comprises the construction of 2,475m of drill and blast tunnel and 1,400m twin tunnels to be excavated by means of a slurry TBM with 7.4m diameter. The works commence today, 22 October, with a contract duration of 68 months.
The new Shatin to Central Link is split into 10 main contracts and provides for the realization of a 12km underground mass transit line, the construction of four new stations and the reconfiguration of two interconnecting stations.
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Vinci has already participated in the construction of the Hong Kong Mass Transit railway between 1998 and 2002, with the completion of 5 tunnels under the Black Hill Mountains for the extension to the town of Tseung Kwan O.