Thursday, 19 Jul 2012
Hong Kong - Shatin to Central Link (SCL): (HVO HKG-1)
The scale of project is very substantial. In terms of construction SCL will build stations and railway tunnels in densely populated old districts. Coupled with the need to connect to a number of existing railway lines, operation of which must not be compromised during construction, SCL works are very challenging and complicated.
The SCL will have ten stations(six will be interchange stations with existing and future railway lines). Apart from improvements to the existing Tai Wai Station, construction of new stations at Hin Keng, Diamond Hill, Kai Tak, To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Wai, Ho Man Tin, Hung Hom, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (the Exhibition) and Admiralty will be carried out.
The scope of SCL comprises;
Construction of the main body of railway works which includes:
(i) an 11 km railway line extending the Ma On Shan Line from the existing Tai Wai Station to Hung Hom;
(ii) a 6 km railway line extending the East Rail Line from Hung Hom across the Victoria Harbour to Admiralty;
(iii) new stations, along the two railway lines as described above;
(iv) associated railway facilities at the new stations in (iii) above including
station concourses, passenger waiting areas, platforms, etc.;
(v) stabling sidings including modification of the existing Hung Hom freight yard which has ceased operation to provide stabling sidings and associated approach tracks and additional siding tracks at the Pat Heung depot ;
(vi) bifurcation from the existing East Rail Line from Ho Man Tin to Hung Hom to form an underground section, to match with the vertical alignment of the SCL harbour-crossing section;
(vii) associated ventilation facilities and emergency accesses for the railway tunnels;
(viii) building services works;
(ix) modification of existing railway facilities to cater for the operation of
the SCL, including East Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line’s station platform modification; modification of control and communication systems of the operation control centres and stations of East Rail Line, Ma On Shan Line and West Rail Line; modification of tracks and certain signalling systems, modification of Pat Heung Depot etc.
(b) procurement of rolling stock, railway systems, as well as operation and
The SAR Government will fund the entire project while MTRC to perform the project management role, similar to the Express Rail Link.
MTRC is to operate and maintain SCL under the “Service Concession” model.
Further details on specific opportunities around this project will be provided as they become available. In the meantime, UK businesses interested in this project are encouraged to register their interest below.
High Value Opportunities (HVO) programme
The high value opportunities programme identifies large scale overseas projects offering the most value to UK Plc and aims to provide an intensive level of support to help UK businesses win contracts in and around these opportunities. Find out more.
Opportunity Type: Major Projects