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Balfour, FCC win tenders in Hong Kong, Colombia

Balfour Beatty and FCC have bagged international rail and airport contracts worth over £300 million.

Balfour Beatty announced today that it had won a £270 million tunnel contract in Hong Kong through a local subsidiary, while FCC revealed that it had bagged a £36 million deal to expand Colombia’s biggest airport.

The Hong Kong deal comes through Gammon Construction, which is 50 per cent owned by Balfour Beatty, and relates to a major section of the new Shatin to Central Link in a joint venture with Kaden Construction.

The contract was awarded by the MTR Corporation and includes the construction of two running tunnels covering 1km of track connecting the existing East Rail Line to the Hung Hom Station and the Hung Hom Station to the future Ho Man Tin Station. It will be completed in 2018.

FCC will build a new control tower and management centre for Colombia’s largest airport, El Dorado, which is located 15 kilometres west of central Bogotá, the capital city.

The 40-month contract is part of the expansion of the airport, which is the busiest cargo airport – and third biggest passenger airport – in Latin America.

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