International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has been awarded a four-year, HK$12.88bn (US$1.66bn) contract for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Hong Kong International Airport.
Gammon will be responsible for the expansion of the main Terminal 2 building and construction of interconnecting bridges, mechanical and electrical works as well as associated viaducts and roads. Commenting on the contract, Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group chief executive, said, “This award marks Gammon’s second significant contract for the Airport Authority Hong Kong this year and the largest single contract ever awarded to Gammon. Through leveraging wide-ranging engineering expertise and off-site and modular construction approaches, Gammon has secured a material share of the Hong Kong market which continues to look favorable with significant infrastructure opportunities ahead.”
The expansion of Terminal 2 forms part of the Three-Runway System project at HKIA, which the airport says will enable both arrivals and departures from one terminal and increase overall passenger capacity.