Skanska wins £204 million rail contracts in Hong Kong

Press release 23/03/2001 00:00 CET

Skanska Construction’s Hong Kong-based company, Gammon Construction, has won a hat-trick of rail contracts with a combined value of £204 million.

Awarded by the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation, all of the projects are on the Tsim Sha Tsui section of its East Rail Extension scheme.

The largest, worth £125 million, will be carried out in joint venture with Nishimatsu Construction and is for the construction of the new Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

Cut and Cover tunnels, constructed in a £51 million scheme, will extend the route by 1km from the new station to Hung Hom Station beneath buildings and a children’s playground.

The third project, worth £28 million, is also being carried out in joint venture with Nishimatsu Construction. This involves constructing pedestrian subways and a road underpass below existing roads to link the new Tsim Sha Tsui Station to the nearby Nathan Road Mass Transit Railway Station.

These contracts follow the announcement ten days ago of a £116 million scheme for a new rail depot and take the total value of projects Gammon Construction has secured with the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation to £320 million this year.