Expressions of interest, deadline 18th September, 2008 for detailed design for tunnels and associated structures for the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link. The section from Guangzhou to Shenzhen will start operation in 2010. The Hong Kong section will use a dedicated corridor in tunnel. Plans call for the construction of a 26 km tunnel from the existing west Kowloon rail terminal to the Hong Kong-Shenzhen boundary at Huanggang. Construction is due to start in late 2009 for completion in 2014 or 2015. Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified combined multi-disciplinary consultants in the disciplines of civil and structural engineering, architectural, building services engineering and quantity surveying, together with specialist input as appropriate from other disciplines including environmental, acoustics, lighting, system assurance, traffic, fire engineering and landscaping. The detailed design for the tunnels and associated structures will be split into two major packages, with appointments being made in early 2009. Agreement C802 is for the design of the tunnels and associated structures (South) between West Kowloon Terminus (WKT) and Pat Heung Vent Building. This is an alignment length of approximately 15 km. Agreement C803 is for the design of the tunnels and associated structures (North) between Pat Heung Vent Building and the boundary crossing, representing an alignment length of approximately 10 km. It is expected that cut-and-cover, drill-and-blast and TBM tunnelling methods will be adopted to suit the geological conditions along the alignment. Contact MTR Corporation, Procurement and contracts department, Mr K F Nam, senior contracts engineer, 4/F MTR Kam Tin Building, 23 Kam Ho Road, Kam Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, fax +852 22083303. Visit www.mtr.com.hk/eng/tenders/C802%20and%20C803.html 36/08.
Expressions of interest invited from Environmental Consultants, deadline 14.07.2009, to provide independent environmental checking services for the 26 km-long Express Rail Link to be constructed entirely in tunnel beneath Hong Kong. Contact K F Nam in Hong Kong, fax +852 2208 3303. For more visit www.mtr.com.hk/eng/tenders/XRL_C806.html and for background information on this major project visit tunnelbuilder archive cn/81. 28/09.
Since January, 2010 MTR Corporation Ltd has awarded three of the nine tunnel civil contracts for the 26 km Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) project between Hong Kong and mainland China.Leighton Asia secured Contract 822, worth HK$3,235,352,722, for a 7.6 km twin-track tunnel construction, ventilation buildings and a 90 m-deep ventilation shaft in the Tse Uk Tsuen to Shek Yam section. Drill/blast method will be used. Work is scheduled to begin in March, 2010 for completion by 2015, and will be undertaken in cooperation with Macmahon Holdings. Visit www.leightonasia.com. The JV CRCC (China Railway Construction Corporation)/HC/CR15G (China Railway 15 Bureau Group Corporation) secured Contract 826, worth HK$1,690,866,688 for the Huanggang to Mai Po tunnels section. TBM method will be used. Visit www.crcc.cn, www.cr15g.com/En/Index.htm. Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd secured Contract 825, worth HK$1,683,621,419, for the 2.19 km twin tube Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei tunnels section. TBM method will be used. Visit www.penta-ocean.co.jp. The following last six contracts are to be awarded before September, 2011: contract 820, MeiLai Rd to Hoi Ting Rd (TBM); contract 823A, KamTin Tunnels (cut/cover and TBM); contract 821, ShekYam to MeiLai Road (drill/blast); contract 823B, SSS & ERS; contract 824, NgauTamMei to Tai Kong Po (drill/blast) and contract 827, Cross Passage Doors.For more on Hong Kong New Railway Projects, click here and visit www.mtr.com.hk/eng/tenders/can.html. 12/10.
Leighton Holdings has been awarded the EUR288 million contract to construct the 31 m-wide West Kowloon Terminus approach tunnel and 121 m-wide Track Fan tunnel section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link (XRL). Work starts immediately for completion 2015. Read the full press release at www.leighton.com.au/verve/_resources/180810_mr.pdf. More about this project from www.mtr.com.hk/eng/projects/hongkong_xrl.html and tunnelbuilder archive cn/81. 34/10.