Public works bonanza for contractors in July

Public works bonanza for contractors in July

$38.5b worth of contracts awarded

 

Contractors experienced a bonanza of public works awards in July 2013 with HK$38.5 billion worth of projects getting the contractual green light from government departments and associated organisations.

However one single mega project accounted for half of this value.

This was the Northern Connection sub-sea tunnel connection for the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link project worth HK$18.15 billion that was awarded to French contractor Dragages-Bouygues Joint Venture by Highways Department.

The department also awarded the widening of Fanling-Tai Hang to Wo Hop Shek Interchange contract worth HK$2.51 billion to China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of listed China State Construction International Holdings (3311).

China State also bagged, as a part of a joint venture with Shui On Construction, an Architectural Services Department contract worth HK$9.09 billion for the design and construction of the Centre of Excellence in Paediatrics located at the South Apron of the Kai Tak Development.

Mid-sized contractor Chun Wo Construction and Engineering Company, a subsidiary of Chun Wo Development Holdings (0711), also did well during the month.

It bagged a Civil Engineering and Development Department project, contract 3 for site formation and infrastructure works for the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, worth HK$2.55 billion and a MTR Corporation (0066) project, the platform modification and associated works at the East Rail Line, worth HK$835.6 million.

Japanese contractor Penta-Ocean Construction won a CEDD contract for the infrastructure works for housing sites adjacent to Lung Ping Road at Tai Wo Ping worth HK$576 million and a MTRC contract for Hin Keng Station and associated structures for the Shatin to Central Link worth HK$1.04 billion.

A construction worker taking a lunchtime nap at the Kai Tak Development on 4 July 2013.  It's likely he'll be taking more lunchtime naps for the next few years with the HK$38.5 billion of public works awarded in July 2013   (Danny Chung)

A construction worker taking a lunchtime nap at the Kai Tak Development on 4 July 2013. It’s likely he’ll be taking more lunchtime naps for the next few years with the HK$38.5 billion of public works awarded in July 2013 (Danny Chung)

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department awarded further contracts for its District Cooling System project for the Kai Tak Development.

Phase 3 contract package A for chilled water pipe laying works worth HK$520 million went to Wo Hing Construction while the electrical and mechanical installation contract worth HK$233 million was awarded to Shinryo (Hong Kong).

Separately the Airport Authority Hong Kong awarded further contracts last month for its airport expansion projects.

Engineering consultants Atkins China and AECOM Asia won two contracts for design consultancy services for Midfield Phase 2 Development and APM System Expansion and New APM Depot respectively.

Meanwhile cost consultant Langdon & Seah Hong Kong won the contract for quantity surveying consultancy services for the two AA projects mentioned above.

The authority did not disclose the value of the awards.

Danny Chung

 

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