Vinci-GTM with CKI and Daewoo to develop $1.7 billion connection between Pusan and Koje island to include 3.7 km-long tunnel and two 3.5 km-long bridges with approach roads under 40-year concession agreement, with $500 million provided by government. Six-year construction programme to start 2001. Visit www.groupe-vinci.com December 2000.
Consortium of GTM, Cheung Hong, and Daewoo to commence $1.7 billion, 32 km-long link Pusan to Koje Island end-2001. Project includes 3.7 km-long road tunnel. Visit www.groupe-gtm.fr 17/01.
The joint venture of Halcrow and Tunnel Engineering Consultants has been appointed technical advisor to Daewoo Construction, the contractor leading the consortium that will design, build, and operate the US$1.1 billion Busan-Geoje Fixed Link. To be completed in 2009, the link will provide an 8.2 km highway between the southern city of Busan and the island of Geoje. The project comprises a 3.4 km-long immersed tunnel located to a depth of 40 m. Visit www.halcrow.com and www.tec-tunnel.com 21/03.A team of Cowi and Daewoo Engineering Co. won a $24 million contract to design and supervise the construction of the $900 million bridge and tunnel link between Busan and Geoje island. The link includes a 3.4 km immersed tunnel, cut-and-cover portals and bored tunnel sections. Visit www.cowi.dk and www.dweng.co.kr 28/03.Mott MacDonald has been awarded a contract to assist Yooshin Engineering Corporation in supervising the construction of a USD1.6 billion fixed link from the Korean mainland near Busan to the Island of Geoje. The project will involve building two cable stayed bridges with main spans of 475 m and 230 m, and a 3.7 km-long immersed tube tunnel, with a total crossing length of 8.2 km. The rectangular dual two-lane undersea tunnel will be one of the longest and deepest in the world and will require extensive ground improvement. An existing small island will form the transition between the tunnel and the approach spans for the bridge section of the crossing. This project is due to be completed in December 2010. Visit www.mottmac.com and www.yooshin.co.kr/english/default.asp 35/05.