08 May 2008

Commitment to the environment and community key to Dragages’ success in considerate contractor awards

Dragages Hong Kong Limited’s commitment to partnership with the local community and environmental management within its sites was recognised today with the award of three prizes at the Considerate Contractor Site Award Scheme 2007.
 
The annual event is organised by the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government. It aims to encourage contractors to work in a responsible and considerate manner by providing a safe and healthy environment on site, for the general public and the local neighbourhood.
 
In the 2007 awards, Dragages won the Silver prize in the ‘Outstanding Environmental Management & Performance Grand Award’ for its work on the CLP Castle Peak Cable Tunnel. The company also received the ‘Considerate Contractors Site Award’ for both the CLP Castle Peak Cable Tunnel and the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel.
 
“On both the Castle Peak Cable Tunnel and the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel, we were committed to adopting construction practices that minimised the impact on our surrounding areas, as well as ensuring the highest levels of health and safety on our sites. These awards are recognition of the combined efforts of all our staff,” said Nicolas Borit, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong Limited.
 
About Dragages’ projects:
The CLP Castle Peak Cable Tunnel Project allows for the installation of cables from Castle Peak and Black Point Power Station to the Tuen Mun area. The tunnel passes through a mountainous area that stretches from the western end of Castle Peak Power Station to the Tuen Mun town centre.
 
The 4.5 kilometres long tunnel is being bored using a double shield hard rock tunnel boring machine (TBM) equipped with a tunnel segment erector. The internal diameter of the cable tunnel is 4.5 metres and allows for eight high voltage cable circuits to be installed. More
 
The Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel is conceived as one of the major icons within the SkyCity Development, complementing the Airport’s plan of development. The project is developed in joint venture with Shun Tak Holdings Limited to design, build, finance and operate the hotel. The 658-room hotel will be connected to AsiaWorld-Expo via an elevated footbridge. More

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