In another sign that more construction work is coming, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is calling tenders for a cost consultancy contract for the Midfield Phase 2 and associated works at the airport.
Cost consultants have until 18 June to submit a tender to provide initial cost estimates and controls for a scheme design for the Midfield Phase 2 development and extension of the automated people mover (APM) system.
The Midfield Phase 2 development works include building 10 additional remote stands, a cross field taxiway, associated airfield and apron systems, roadwork’s and extension of 60 metres of automated people mover tunnel as well as expansion of the baggage handling systems in Terminal 1 and the Midfield Concourse.
The APM system expansion works include additional APM maintenance and associated civil, structural, architectural and electrical, mechanical and systems works.
“This consultancy contract will also include an option for the provision of detailed design and construction stage quantity surveying services,” the authority said in its tender notice.
Work is planned to start in 2015 for completion in 2017.
The design contract for the Midfield Phase 2 Development will be awarded separately for which the deadline is 16 May while tenders for the design contract for the APM system expansion and depot are due on 13 June.
Although an ongoing dispute over environmental impact has put the proposed third runway on hold temporarily, the authority has been busy getting its project consultants on board.
Last year, it awarded design contracts for the Intermodal Transfer Terminal, Terminal 2 Expansion, the third runway reclamation and for the scheme design for the third runway infrastructure and concourse.
Cost consultancy contracts were also awarded for the same projects with Langdon and Seah Hong Kong bagging the QS contracts for the reclamation as well as the infrastructure, concourse and Terminal 2 of the third runway.
Meanwhile China Harbour Engineering Company is busy constructing the Midfield Parking Stands project worth HK$238 million which was awarded in November last year.