Leighton scores $2.4bn MTR contract
Leighton Asia in joint venture with Gammon has secured a $1.2bn contract to build a train station for an express rail link between Hong Kong and China.
Leighton Asia and Gammon signed the contract with Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation to construct the West Kowloon Terminus Station North, part of the Guangzhou-Shenzen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, Leighton said in a statement.
This is the biggest and final XRL civil contract to be awarded and the fifth MTR contract secured by Leighton Asia in the past two years, taking the company's total value of projects to $2.4bn.
The project would provide a world-class rail terminus and serve as an international gateway to the mainland of China with a daily pass-through of over 100,000 passengers.
A key element would be a dramatic steel and glass roof structure above the terminus’ entrance that would be a prominent feature of the Kowloon skyline.
Bob Cooke, acting managing director of Leighton – Asia, India & Offshore said the project aligned with Leighton’s strategic imperative to deliver major infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, one of the most advanced infrastructure markets in the world.
“We are ideally suited to successfully deliver this quality project with our significant building, rail and civil infrastructure experience,” Cooke said.
Construction of works are scheduled to begin in October, with an expected completion date in 2015.
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