VINCI awarded a contract for the construction of a 4 km tunnel for the new
Hong Kong SCL mass transit line
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France -- October 23, 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
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.
VINCI Construction Grands Projets is one of leading underground works
contractors with landmark ongoing contracts such as El Teniente mine access
tunnels in Chile, railway tunnels Hallandsas in Sweden and Liefkenshoek in
Belgium, Lee Tunnel, Whitechapel and Liverpool Street stations in London in
the United Kingdom and the Cairo metro in Egypt.
Maxence Naouri, +33 (0)1 47 16 31 82
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