Australian contractor Leighton Contractors (Asia) has won a major contract for the Shatin to Central Link worth A$656 million (about HK$5.28 billion), barely a month after it secured a major hospital contract from the government.
In a press release Monday, the company, a subsidiary of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group, said it had been awarded the Hung Hom Station and Stabling Sidings Contract 1112 from the MTRC (0066).
“The scope of work for Contract 1112 includes significant modification works to an existing MTR station, platforms, tunnel box and approach tunnels,” the company said in a press release.
Work is due to start immediately for completion in 2018.
It is the seventh contract in the past three years to be awarded to Leighton Asia by the MTRC.
It is has a significant presence on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link with joint venture contracts with Gammon Construction on the West Kowloon Terminus Station North and Approach Tunnels (South), a joint venture with Chubb for building services at the terminus and as sole main contractor for the Tse Uk Tsuen to Shek Yam Tunnels.
“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 work with MTR again,” group managing director Ian Edwards said in the press release.
Last month, the company, working in a joint venture, won a public hospital contract in Tin Shui Wai worth HK$2.97 billion from Architectural Services Department.