Atkins has won a consultancy service contract for the detailed design of 650 hectares of reclaimed land in preparation for the construction of the third-runway system (3RS) at Hong Kong International Airport. Upon completion of the 3RS, the expansion plan will allow the airport to handle an additional of 30 million passengers a year according to the Airport Master Planning of 2030.
Damian Creally, Atkins’ project director, said: “Atkins has been providing consultancy services for the HKIA for over 20 years and this latest consultancy commission gives us the opportunity to build on our long standing relationship with the client. This is a significant addition to Atkins’ portfolio of transformational projects that will benefit the community of Hong Kong and airport users.”
Atkins’ contract is one of the first detailed design consultancies to be awarded for the 3RS with numerous other design packages expected to be tendered progressively into 2016. Atkins’ scope of works includes the design of the ground improvement works, reclamation, seawalls, re-provisioning works and the extension and modification of existing large box culverts.
The detailed design will be delivered within a tight schedule to facilitate the anticipated award of the main works contract in 2016. Atkins' services will continue into the construction phase with the provision of design support services.
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