Leighton awarded contract to build HK-Zhuhai-Macao Passenger Clearance Building

Essen, (PresseBox) - Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with Hong Kong construction company Chun Wo, has secured a contract worth AU$1.16 billion to construct the Passenger Clearance Building for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.

Passengers entering and leaving Hong Kong SAR via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will clear customs and immigration through an iconic 30-metre tall Hong Kong Passenger Clearance Building, providing a new and distinctive entry point to Hong Kong. The construction contract for the Passenger Clearance Building was awarded to the Leighton - Chun Wo Joint Venture by the Hong Kong Government's Highways Department.

"We are thrilled to be involved in this large-scale, landmark project that will connect Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau, delivering significant environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the region. This is an exciting project to be undertaken by Leighton and we are pleased to be entering into it with our valued joint venture partner, Chun Wo", said Ian Edwards, Managing Director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore.

The 80:20 Leighton-led joint venture's scope of work for the Passenger Clearance Building, comprises bored pile foundations, reinforced concrete structure, profiled steel roof, curtain walling and glazing, architectural finishes and mechanical and electrical work. Off-site prefabrication will be maximised to ensure construction efficiency.

"This contract award reflects Leighton's track record for successfully delivering projects throughout Asia. Hong Kong and Macau continue to offer significant complex building and integrated transport infrastructure opportunities and the Leighton Group is well positioned to deliver these types of projects", commented Marcelino Fernández Verdes, CEO of Leighton Holdings.

Leighton Asia's presence in Hong Kong and Macau spans nearly forty years, during which time it has delivered numerous high profile civil engineering and infrastructure projects, and complex building projects.

The construction of the Passenger Clearance Building will commence in April 2014, on approximately 130 hectares of land being reclaimed to the east of Chek Lap Kok adjacent to Hong Kong's International airport, with completion targeted for the end of 2016.

About Leighton Asia

Leighton Asia leverages comprehensive sector expertise and geographic diversity to deliver a full suite of construction, offshore and mining services as a leading international contractor in the Asia region. We possess a unique combination of local knowledge and extensive international experience, which allows us to develop competitive, innovative and practical solutions across Asia, India and the global offshore market.

Our ability to consistently deliver results to clients, shareholders and communities in our geographically vast and culturally diverse footprint is backed by our motivated, focused and performance-driven employees. We currently operate in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Leighton Asia is headquartered in Hong Kong.

For further information on Leighton Asia, please visit: www.laio.com

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