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Kier, Laing O'Rourke and Kaden land £190m Hong Kong railway contract

A joint venture between Kier Construction, Laing O’Rourke and Kaden Construction has been chosen to deliver the new £190m Admiralty Integrated Station in Hong Kong.

Together the partners will deliver Contract 901, a key piece of infrastructure at Admiralty station and another significant part of plans to extend and improve the Hong Kong railway system.

The award by MTR Corporation is for a four-year contract to provide interchange facilities between the existing Tsuen Wan Line, the new South Island Line (East) and the proposed Shatin to Central Link.

Laing O’Rourke South-east Asia managing director Mike Robins said: “As part of Laing O’Rourke’s strategy to build enduring relationships with prestigious global organisations, we are delighted to showcase our capabilities to the MTR Corporation on the new project.

“Hong Kong offers huge opportunities for growth in rail infrastructure, and we are honoured to work with them in this challenging environment.”

The MTR network typically carries an average of four million passengers each day, with the Tsuen Wan Line alone designed to carry up to 85,000 passengers per hour. Admiralty station will remain open throughout the four year construction programme.

Kier Group chief executive Paul Sheffield added: “We are delighted with the award of this prestigious contract which will give us the opportunity to extend our excellent and long-standing relationship with MTR Corporation and further strengthen our presence in the area.”

In addition to the four new platforms to be constructed below and adjacent to the existing station, the works include an interchange concourse, relocation of existing passenger entrances and external landscaping.

The contract was won against strong international competition following a two-stage tender process and will be executed under a target cost arrangement with work starting on site immediately.

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