As part of a team led by engineering firm Aecom, Sweett Group will provide cost management services for the 4th Cross Harbour Rail Tunnel, part of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) railway. Sweett’s role will include cost planning, bills of quantities and tender cost estimates.
The project works include temporary reclamation, immersed tube tunnel under the Victoria Harbour, a cut-and-cover tunnel and marine piling. Tunnel construction is scheduled for completion by 2020.
The project is being funded by the Hong Kong Government and delivered by the MTR Corporation. The 4th Cross Harbour Rail Tunnel will run from Causeway Bay, on Hong Kong Island, under the harbour to Hung Hom station, in Kowloon. On completion, the tunnel will also act as a direct link for passengers arriving in Hong Kong at Lo Wu Border from Shenzhen China, travelling to Admiralty at Hong Kong Island with change-free connections.
Sweett managing director, Asia Pacific, Kim Berry said: "We are delighted to have been appointed under the consultancy agreement on the 4th Cross Harbour Rail Tunnel. We have recently been particularly active in the Hong Kong rail sector, with current commissions on all four of MTR's main line extensions, an investment programme that will increase the network's length from just under 220km to over 270km during the next decade.”