Leighton Holdings says its Asian subsidiary has won two major contracts worth $547 million to construct the South Island Line (East) rail project in Hong Kong.
Leighton says construction is due to begin this month on the railway line, which will provide "fast and reliable service for communities in the south of Hong Kong Island and help ease traffic congestion at critical bottlenecks like Aberdeen Tunnel and the central business district."
The project requires Leighton Asia to construct two kilometres of viaduct, forming the above-ground section of the railway, a 115-metre long Aberdeen Channel railway bridge, 1.1 km of tunnels, two elevated stations, two underground stations and related buildings.
"Leighton Asia has built a solid track record in rail infrastructure in Hong Kong over some three decades with a number of significant projects, including key sections of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link," Leighton Asia managing director Hamish Tyrwhitt said in a statement.
One of the contracts was awarded to a joint venture between Leighton Asia and John Holland, which expects $101 million revenue from its share.