Leighton Asia Receives Sludge Treatment Facility Construction Contract in Hong Kong

Leighton Asia, in a joint venture with John Holland and Veolia Water SCL, has secured a role in the design, construction, testing and commissioning of a new A$660 million sludge treatment facility in Hong Kong.

Leighton Asia will deliver vital sludge incineration works in the construction phase with a contract value of A$158 million.

Located in the western part of the New Territories and to be owned by the Hong Kong Government, the facility is critical to the region’s wastewater treatment capacity and, at 2,000 metric tonnes per day, will be the biggest sewage sludge incineration facility ever built. The plant will generate its own energy, being selfsustaining and virtually self-sufficient, and combines proven technologies with leading innovations in receiving and treating dewatered sewage sludge from sewage treatment works.

The facility’s building derives inspiration from the sea and hills of Deep Bay and will provide a distinct landmark along the northwest coast of Hong Kong. Its wave-form structure has been designed by leading French architects Vasconi & Associates and developed by local architect and engineers, P&T.

Also included in the project will be an Environmental Education Centre to foster community education and engagement, along with landscaped gardens and the creation of a habitat for water birds.

Managing Director of Leighton Asia, Hamish Tyrwhitt, was pleased to be awarded this landmark project.

“Leighton Asia is proud to continue contributing our expertise to such a significant project. Our excellent track record in delivering large scale infrastructure services allows us to remain the contractor of choice for the next phase of environmental infrastructure construction. After being awarded one of the major Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) projects last year, our outstanding and professional delivery has resulted in the award of this project, demonstrating a confidence with our clients to deliver the highest quality of work.”

“Recognizing that sustainability and climate change challenges requires practical and robust ideas, we are excited to be playing a key role in the effort to provide a green and innovative building solution to the communities,” Mr. Tyrwhitt.

Construction works are expected to commence immediately with scheduled completion in 2013.

Source: http://www.leighton.com.au/

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