|CLIENT||Mass Transit Railway Corporation|
|CONTRACT||Construction of a rail tunnel|
In Hong Kong, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Dragages Hong Kong, both Bouygues Construction subsidiaries, have constructed a 3.5 kilometre underground stretch of Hong Kong’s Express Rail Link no. 820, the high-speed rail line that currently links Hong Kong to Guangzhou and will reach as far as Shanghai in 2015.
In this very dense urban environment, numerous networks, deep-laid foundations of buildings and metro lines have made tunnelling operations for the two parallel tunnels (each 9 metres in diameter) a real challenge.
The project, which also includes the construction of foundations and works to allow new housing and other public amenities, will see around a thousand people working onsite at peak periods.