China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been assigned the contract to build a bridge connecting the new reclamation project, known as the Macau New Urban Zones (Zone A), to the Macau Peninsula.
The artificial island with an area of 150 hectares will be constructed by means of sea reclamation, where checkpoint inspection facilities and office buildings of related institutions will be built. The project will mainly cover construction of an about 6,140m long sea embankment, which is made up of 134 cellular steel sheet pile barrels with diameter of 27m or 31m. More than 19 million m3 of backfilled materials will be used for the project. High-efficiency ground treatment technology will be applied so that earth reaches desired strength within a short time and a solid foundation will be laid for subsequent construction of land buildings on the artificial island.
The local government chose CHEC, according to a notice signed by the Chief Executive and published in the government’s Official Gazette. The company will be paid US$38 million for the project, with the final installment to be settled in 2018. According to the Transportation Infrastructure Office, the bridge will be approximately 400 meters long with six traffic lanes. It will connect the north of Zone A to the Rotunda de Amizade.
CHEC bags Macau bridge project to reclaimed land