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Providing Sufficient Water Depth for Kwai Tsing Container Basin and its Approach Channel
Providing Sufficient Water Depth for Kwai Tsing Container Basin and its Approach Channel

Brief Description of Project Scope:

Dredging of the sea-bed of the Kwai Tsing Container Basin and portions of Northern Fairway and Western Fairway (covering an area of about 428 ha) to enable Ultra Large Container Ships having a maximum design draught of 15.5m to navigate in and out the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals at all tides.


Approved Project Estimate:

$488 million


Current Progress:

The works contract commenced on 30 August 2013.

The dredging works were substantially completed in April 2016.

The outstanding works were targeted for completion in 2020.


Project Office in Civil Engineering and Development Department:

Civil Engineering Office, Fill Management Division (Enquiry: 2762 5589)


Consultant:

Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Ltd


Contract:

Contract No. CV/2013/04
Scope: Dredging of the sea-bed of the Kwai Tsing Container Basin and portions of Northern Fairway and Western Fairway (covering an area of about 428 ha) to enable Ultra Large Container Ships having a maximum design draught of 15.5m to navigate in and out the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals at all tides.
Commencement Date: 30 August 2013
Completion Date: 2020
Contract Sum: $418 million
Contractor: China International Water & Electric Corporation