China: Consortium awarded contract to design and build Zhuhai-Macau-Hong Kong bridge

11 March 2009

Macau, China, 11 March – A consortium of three Chinese and two foreign companies has been chosen to design and build the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, in an investment of US$10.25 billion, according to a report in British magazine, Building.

CCCC Highway Consultants, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction, CCCC First Harbor Engineering, the Shanghai Tunnel Engineering and Rail Transit Design and Research Institute, British company Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong and Danish company Cowi are the companies that were awarded the tender to deign and build the 30-kilometre bridge, according to a report from news agency MacauNews.

The bridge’s design project will be carried out by Ove Arup Partners Hong Kong and the other four companies will be involved in the construction itself.

Construction of the bridge is due to begin in December and funding for the project, which involves a number of bridges, tunnels and artificial islands, will be provided by the three governments involved and by bank loans.

The overall cost of US$10.25 billion, will mainly be covered by a syndicated loan of US$8.33 billion involving the Bank of China, the China Construction Bank, The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the China Development Bank. (macauhub)