Bouygues Wins Two Tunnel Contracts Worth $ 1.2 bn In Hong Kong
Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of civil engineering and engineering structures firm Bouygues Construction, has been awarded two contracts worth € 1.12 bn ($ 1.23 bn) by the Hong Kong Government for construction of two road tunnels in the Kowloon Peninsula.
The two contracts for the Central Kowloon Route (CKR) and the Trunk Road T2 form part of a new trunk road, which is under construction, known as Route 6. Upon completion, the Route 6 is expected to provide a rapid east-west link between West Kowloon and the town of Tseung Kwan O, while relieving congestion on existing roads in the centre of Kowloon.
Under the first contract, worth € 364 m ($ 401.7 m), Bouygues Travaux Publics will be responsible for the construction of a 2.8 km section of a twin-tube tunnel linking Yau Ma Tei and Ma Tau Kok, two access tunnels and a ventilation shaft.
As part of the second design-build-procurement contract, Bouygues Travaux Publics will construct a 3.4 km underwater road tunnel linking the former Kai Tak airport to Cha Kwo Ling, two ventilation buildings, electrical and mechanical services, and additional road construction works.
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