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Hong Kong Metro Rail Expansion Express Rail Link. Victoria Harbour to Shenzhen. Hong Kong

Client
MTRC
Sector
Transport
Services
Infrastructure ConstructionEngineering ExpertiseModular Manufacturing
Value
HK$4.4 billion
Duration
2010-2015

Hong Kong Metro Rail Expansion Express Rail Link. Victoria Harbour to Shenzhen. Hong Kong

Hong Kong Metro Rail Expansion Express Rail Link. Victoria Harbour to Shenzhen. Hong Kong

Hong Kong Metro Rail Expansion Express Rail Link. Victoria Harbour to Shenzhen. Hong Kong

Full project details

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 Laing O’Rourke – 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 Laing O’Rourke 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.

Laing O'Rourke 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 Laing O’Rourke teams deliver major multi-disciplinary rail projects and maintenance services in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. 

Project facts

Contract 810B (West Kowloon Terminus Station South) was awarded in January 2011 to the Laing O’Rourke/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

Laing O’Rourke has been repeatedly recognised by MTRC for its industry-leading safety performance on these projects

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