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Bouygues wins £300M Hong Kong rail contract

Dragages Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has just signed a contract for the construction of a rail tunnel worth €360M (£300M) in Hong Kong.

The new project includes construction of a stretch of a new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and Guangdong, one of the city’s ten largest infrastructure projects.

The structure will consist of two parallel single-track tunnels each 3.5km long, and will form part of the future railway that will link Hong Kong to Shanghai and Beijing in 2015.

The 3.5km route will need to overcome a considerable number of obstructions such as deep-laid foundations, current structures and metro lines.

Works have just begun and will last five years, requiring roughly 1,000 people on site during peak periods. Two tunnel boring machines will be needed to construct the two 9-metre diameter tubes.

This is the second big contract win in the region for Bouygues Construction after the cruise ship terminal (10 June NCE)

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