Kvaerner Construction’s Hong Kong-based company, Gammon Construction, has won three contracts on the island which have a combined value of £68.7 million. Both of these companies are in the process of being purchased by Skanska.
The largest project is a £38.5 million (HK$463m) scheme to construct a student hostel in Kowloon. Gammon will build a 22-storey H-shaped hostel as well as a single storey lecture building. Work on site has already started with the company currently carrying out pile capping on the lecture building. The project is due for completion at the end of 2001.
In the civils sector the company has secured a £20.9 million (HK$250m) waterworks maintenance term contract with the Hong Kong Government Water Supplies Department. The scheme involves mains laying, slope works and waterworks installation – including access roads, catchwaters, pumping stations, service reservoirs, treatment works and watercourses. Work starts this month and is due to end in the summer of 2003.
Finally, in a £9.3 million (HK$117m) management project, the company is building a pier deck with associated dredging works, water mains laying and sewage pumping station construction on Ma Wan Island. The year-long project for Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd began in August.
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