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Tenders invited for tunnel works of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section for Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project

The Highways Department invited tenders for tunnel works of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project (Contract No: HY/2009/15) today (January 15).

     Under the invitation of tender gazetted today, the works mainly comprise:

(i) Construction of the tunnel structure in the ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area (ex-PCWA) and Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS) including the associated temporary reclamation and subsequent removal of the temporary reclamation after completion of the tunnel structure;

(ii) Construction of mined tunnel beneath existing Cross Harbour Tunnel;

(iii) Construction of foundations for the East Ventilation Building, together with the East Ventilation Adit along the eastern breakwater of CBTS;

(iv) Associated drainage and sewerage works; and

(v) Rearrangement of moorings within CBTS.

     The works are expected to commence in June 2010 and to be completed in December 2015.

     The Major Works Project Management Office of the Highways Department has appointed AECOM Asia Company Limited to design and supervise the construction works. Interested contractors may obtain the tender forms and other particulars from AECOM Asia Company Limited at 12th Floor, Grand Central Plaza, Tower 2, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

     Tender submissions should be placed in the Government Secretariat Tender Box located at the lift lobby on the lower ground floor of the Central Government Offices (East Wing), 20 Lower Albert Road, Hong Kong.  Submission of tenders will close at noon on April 9, 2010 (Friday).

     For enquiries, please call 2605 6262.

     The Central–Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link form part of an east-west strategic route along the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Upon the completion of the project, the traffic congestion along the existing Gloucester Road - Harcourt Road - Connaught Road Central corridor will be alleviated.

Ends/Friday, January 15, 2010