Leighton Secures Contract for Works on Central-Wanchai Bypass Tunnel

Leighton Secures Contract for Works on Central-Wanchai Bypass Tunnel

Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Win Contract for $3.18 Billion

Leighton Asia, India and Offshore has secured a contract worth HK$3.18 billion to construct the tunnel buildings, systems and fitting out works associated with the Central-Wanchai Bypass (CWB) tunnel.
This is the third project to be awarded to Leighton on the CWB project by the HKSAR’s Highways Department; prior awards include the contract for the construction of the Central Interchange in 2010 and the Central Reclamation Phase III in 2009. Leighton Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hamish Tyrwhitt, comments that:

This award fits with our strategy of continuing to expand our infrastructure footprint throughout
Asia.

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The contract covers installing extensive specialist electrical and mechanical (E&M) works, including route-wide tunnel E&M works, traffic control and surveillance systems, road tunnel wall cladding works, the tunnel roof thermal barrier and the tunnel road pavement construction for the complete tunnel from Central to North Point, as well as the construction and fit out of ventilation buildings and an administration building. These contract works are due to start immediately.
Ian Edwards, Managing Director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore said: “We are extremely pleased to be awarded this significant contract by Hong Kong’s Highways Department. Our track record for winning repeat business demonstrates the level of confidence clients have in Leighton Asia, India and Offshore’s ability to deliver high quality infrastructure projects.”

Said to be completed by 2017, the Central-Wanchai Bypass, together with the Island Eastern Corridor Link, forms part of an east-west strategic route along the north shore of Hong Kong Island, and aims to alleviate traffic congestion along Connaught Road Central, Harcourt Road and Gloucester Road corridor.

The Project includes construction of a 4.5 km long dual three-lane trunk road with a 3.7 km long tunnel, connecting the Rumsey Street Flyover at Central with the Island Eastern Corridor at North Point near City Garden.

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