Chinese consortium to build artificial island in Macau

3 January 2013

A consortium led by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is due to build an artificial island as part of the new areas of reclaimed land authorised by the central government in 2009, according to Macau’s Official Bulletin.

The cost of building the island, which will have an area of around 138 hectares, and a dyke, is 1.88 billion patacas (US$235 million).

Work is due to take 990 days and be finished by the end of 2015 and will be carried out by Companhia de Construção e Engenharia OMAS, the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and the China Harbour Engineering Company, which is part of the same business group, the China Communications Construction Company.

The consortium was awarded the project following a public tender that received eight proposals. The highest proposal was 3.38 billion patacas (US$422.5 million), according to information published in October by the Infrastructure Development Office (IDO). (macauhub)