Contracts awarded for HK International peoplemover

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CHINA: Gammon Construction, the 50/50 joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Asian conglomerate Jardine Matheson, has been awarded a HKD7.2bn contract for tunnelling and associated works for an automatic peoplemover (APM) and baggage handling system (BHS) at Hong Kong International Airport.

The works include two 1.8km tunnel structures for the APM and BHS systems, electrical and mechanical works, pumping stations, a datacentre and security facilities.

Gammon plans to adopt modular solutions for 75% of the electrical and mechanical works for the tunnels. In-line with Balfour Beatty’s commitment to reducing onsite activity by 25% by 2025, this approach will see activities carried out off site to ensure enhanced health and safety, increased productivity and reduce the duration of the works.

The contract forms a major part of the Three Runway System (3RS) project at the airport and will ultimately allow travellers to move between the new Third Runway Concourse and the expanded Terminal 2.