VINCI awarded a contract for the construction of a 4 km tunnel in Hong Kong

Oct 30, 2012

VINCI Construction Grands Projets has been awarded by MTR Corporation Limited the contract 1103 – Hin Keng to Diamond Hill tunnels – part of the new Shatin to Central Link mass transit railway, for an amount of 280 million euros.

The contract comprises the construction of 2,475 m of drill and blast tunnel and 1,400m twin tunnels to be excavated by means of a slurry TBM with 7.4 m diameter.

The works commence 22 October 2012, with a contract duration of 68 months.

The new Shatin to Central Link is split into 10 main contracts and provides for the realization of a 12 km underground mass transit line, the construction of 4 new stations and the reconfiguration of 2 interconnecting stations.

VINCI Construction Grands Projets has already participated in the construction of the Hong Kong Mass Transit railway between 1998 and 2002, with the completion of 5 tunnels under the Black Hill Mountains for the extension to the town of Tseung Kwan O.

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