Leighton Asia and Chun Wo win Passenger Clearance Building contract in Hong Kong

30 April 2014 (Last Updated April 30th, 2014 18:30)

Hong Kong-based Leighton Asia, along with its joint venture firm Chun Wo, has won a contract from Hong Kong Government's Highways Department to build the Passenger Clearance Building for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.

Hong Kong-based Leighton Asia, along with its joint venture firm Chun Wo, has won a contract from Hong Kong Government's Highways Department to build the Passenger Clearance Building for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.

The A$1.16bn ($1.07bn) Hong Kong Passenger Clearance Building will allow people entering and leaving Hong Kong SAR through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, to clear customs and immigration.

The new building is being built on 130ha of reclaimed land east of Chek Lap Kok, which is adjacent to Hong Kong's international airport.

The 30m tall Hong Kong Passenger Clearance Building will provide a new entry point to Hong Kong.

"Hong Kong and Macau continue to offer significant complex building and integrated transport infrastructure opportunities."

Project work includes making bored pile foundations, a reinforced concrete structure, profiled steel roof, curtain walling and glazing, architectural finishes and mechanical and electrical work.

The majority of construction work will be carried out off-site to ensure efficiency.

Leighton Asia, India and offshore managing director Ian Edwards said the project will connect Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau, delivering significant environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the region.

"This is an exciting project to be undertaken by Leighton and we are pleased to be entering into it with our valued joint venture partner, Chun Wo," Edwards said.

Leighton Holdings CEO Marcelino Fernández Verdes said this contract award reflects Leighton's track record for successfully delivering projects throughout Asia.

"Hong Kong and Macau continue to offer significant complex building and integrated transport infrastructure opportunities and the Leighton Group is well positioned to deliver these types of projects," Verdes said.

The construction of the Passenger Clearance Building began April and is expected to be completed by 2016.