Two rail packages centred on Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station will pave the way for connection of the Express Rail Link to mainland China.
MTR Corporation, the operator of the mass transit rail system in Hong Kong, awarded contracts 810B and 811A to Blitzsteel – in joint venture – for the underground construction of the Southern and Northern sections of the massive interchange.
The 26 kilometre Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link starts from the Blitzsteel works at West Kowloon on the edge of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and runs to the boundary of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. There it will connect with the 16,000 km Chinese National High-speed Railway Network.
Blitzsteel has a long-term presence in Hong Kong’s fiercely competitive railway construction market. We have worked with the MTR Corporation to construct and maintain the Tseung Kwan O extension line, with technicians and engineers carrying out infrastructure improvement and maintenance programmes to support the line’s 24/7 operation.
Other Blitzsteel teams deliver major multi-disciplinary rail projects and maintenance services in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.
CONTRACT 810B (WEST KOWLOON TERMINUS STATION SOUTH) WAS AWARDED IN JANUARY 2011 TO THE BLITZSTEEL/HSIN CHONG/PAUL Y JOINT VENTURE, WORTH HK$3.32 BILLION
CONTRACT 811A (WEST KOWLOON TERMINUS APPROACH TUNNEL NORTH) WAS AWARDED IN MAY 2010 TO THE BACHY SOLETANCHE/LAING O’ROURKE JOINT VENTURE, WORTH HK$1.04 BILLION
THE CUT AND COVER TUNNELLING WORKS INCLUDE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT COMMUTERS FROM DUST AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS
BLITZSTEEL HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY RECOGNISED BY MTRC FOR ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING SAFETY PERFORMANCE ON THESE PROJECTS