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Mon December 16 2019

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Balfour Beatty JV lands £490m Hong Kong contract

7 Oct Balfour Beatty’s 50:50 joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a contract worth HK$4.75bn (£490m) to build a manufacturing centre that includes a seawater district cooling system.

The seawater district cooling system will be used to cool the entire 108,000m² Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC)

The contract for Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation will include all mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, the building façade and a significant amount of steelworks.

Gammon - which is a joint venture with Jardine Matheson - will deploy a wide range of technologies and methods including building information modelling (BIM), modularisation and off-site manufacturing techniques to improve safety and quality and contribute to a significant reduction in the duration of the programme.

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.”

At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of about 1,800.  Completion is expected in 2021.

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