Balfour Beatty JV wins HK$4.75bn Hong Kong manufacturing contract

By Daniel Brightmore
Balfour Beatty’s joint venture with Asian-based conglomerate Jardine-Matheson has been awarded a HK$4.75bn ($490mn) manufacturing facility contract...

Balfour Beatty’s joint venture with Asian-based conglomerate Jardine-Matheson has been awarded a HK$4.75bn ($490mn) manufacturing facility contract.

Gammon Construction will 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, including a seawater district cooling system. This system, which will be used to cool the entire AMC building, is a cost-effective and environmental friendly solution for building cooling. The works will include all mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, the building façade and a significant amount of steelworks. 

To ensure the project’s safe and efficient delivery, Gammon will deploy a wide range of innovative technologies and methods including BIM, modularisation and off-site manufacturing techniques to improve safety and quality and contribute to a significant reduction in the duration of the works programme.

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Thomas Ho, Chief Executive of Gammon, commented: “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 works commenced in Summer 2019 with completion expected in 2021. At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of around 1,800. 

Gammon Construction headquartered in Hong Kong, is a 50/50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson, the Asian-based conglomerate. The two companies have worked in partnership since 2004 to forge a reputation for delivering high quality projects for customers throughout China and Southeast Asia. The business is a major player in the Hong Kong and Singapore roads market. Gammon’s service extends over the full project life-cycle, from initial site survey and design through construction to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.

Gammon’s current project portfolio includes the ‘Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works’ contract worth HK$2.6bn for the Highways Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 

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