Gammon wins US$600M Hong Kong contract

By Joe Sargent09 October 2019

Gammon - Index

An artist’s impression of the advanced manufacturing centre

UK-based contactor Balfour Beatty’s joint venture company, Gammon Construction, has been awarded a HK$4.75 billion (US$605 million) contract to deliver an advanced manufacturing centre (AMC) on behalf of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.

The contract will see Gammon deliver the 108,000m² AMC facility, which will include a seawater district cooling system.

This system, which will be used to cool the entire AMC building, is said to be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for the building.

The works will include all mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, steelworks and the building’s facade.

In an effort to keep the project a safe environment and delivered on time, Gammon will utilise a range of construction technologies and methods including BIM, modularisation and off-site manufacturing techniques.

Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon, said, “This impressive and complex facility for one of Gammon’s long-term customers is designed to meet the increasing need for high-end on demand manufacturing in the region.

“This latest success is testament to our proven experience in constructing complex buildings and our market leading engineering and technical capability.”

Early work on the project started during the Summer this year. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

Balfour Beatty says that at the project’s peak of construction activity, it will employ a workforce of around 1,800 people.

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