Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

TWIN TUNNELS

A joint venture between Dragages et Travaux Publics, part of France's Bouygues construction group, and local firm Zen Pacific Civil Contractors has started work on the 1.78km Tsing Tsuen tunnel in Hong Kong. The scheme is part of the consortium's £150M design and build contract for the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation on the Kwai Tsing tunnels, part of the £4bn, 30.5km West Rail project. The twin Tsing Tsuen tunnels will be built using the first mixed face earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine to work in Hong Kong. The first 8.44m diameter tunnel will take about six and a half months to bore. The TBM was built by NFM Technologies of France and assembled by Shanghai Heavy Machinery Plant in China.

Atkins China is the design engineer and Ove Arup is the independent checking engineer.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.