Leighton Holdings subsidiary Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong), has been awarded a contract by MTR Corporation for works on the Shatin to Central Link in Hong Kong. Total revenue for the project is A$929 million (USD 763 million), of which Leighton has a 51% share.
The works, which will commence in January 2015, involve the construction of an underground station (Exhibition Station) and 300 meters of cut and cover tunnel along Convention Avenue (Western Approach Tunnel). The station will serve Hong Kong‘s Convention Centre and the North Wanchai area, completing the new railway link connecting New Territories and north Hong Kong.
“In addition to this project, Hong Kong‘s government announced plans last year to further expand its mass transit network in coming years. Leighton Asia is positioned to be a strong contender for future work,” Leighton Holdings CEO Marcelino Fernández said.