Vinci Construction, through its local subsidiary Bachy Soletanche Group Limited, has won a contract to build the foundations of a major property development in Hong Kong’s central business district.
Totalling about €80 million (approximately US$80 million), the contract includes the construction of diaphragm walls and bored piles. Scheduled for completion by 2024, the works will be conducted in a highly complex environment, immediately next to an underground urban motorway and the metro.
According to Vinci, a part of the wall will be built at limited height using two compact Hydrofraise machines, one of which will be equipped with grippers for drilling into very hard ground. These machines have been specifically designed and manufactured by Soletanche Bachy for excavation works in hard surfaces.
Soletanche Bachy is a world leader in foundation and soil technology projects requiring advanced technical expertise. With some 50 years of experience operating in Hong Kong, the company has participated in numerous large-scale projects in the region – including dams, metro lines, high-rise buildings and, more recently, in the construction of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport and in foundation works in the West Kowloon cultural district.