Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited has been hired by the government for inspection, project management and pricing services related to the construction of the fourth sea bridge between the Macau peninsula and the island of Taipa, according to an order from the Chief Executive.
The order, published in the Official Gazette, authorizes the signing of the contract with the company in the amount of MOP188.375 million (USD23.5 million), which will be paid in installments of between 11 million and MOP53 million from 2017 to 2021.
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited has been involved in several international projects, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Water Cube in Beijing.
In September 2016, the Macau government awarded CCCC Highway Consultants the preliminary design of the fourth bridge for 75.19 million patacas (US$9.4 million).
The Macau government has not yet publicly announced which company or consortium will build the fourth sea bridge between the Macau peninsula and the island of Taipa.