15 May 2009

Dragages wins four awards for its considerate site management

Dragages Hong Kong Limited recently won four awards in the Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme. Organised by the Government’s Works Branch Development Bureau, this important Award Scheme is designed to promote a considerate attitude on works sites, not only in how the site mitigates its impact on the local community, but also in the promotion of site safety and good health and environmental practices.

 

Dragages won two of the six Gold Awards handed out by the Scheme. This outstanding performance affirms the company’s status as a market leader in the field of responsible and ethical operations. It received these high-profile awards for its work on the CLP-Castle Peak Cable Tunnel and Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel projects.

 

The company’s innovative eco-friendly practices on the CLP-Castle Peak Cable Tunnel project won it a Gold Award in the category of Outstanding Environmental Management & Performance. The same project also took Bronze in the Considerate Contractors Site Award (New Works) category.

 

For its work on the Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel, Dragages received a Gold in the Considerate Contractors Site Award (New Works) category and a Merit Award in the category of Outstanding Environmental Management & Performance.

 

In selecting Dragages Hong Kong Limited for these awards, the Works Branch Development Bureau assessed such issues as the company’s commitment to safety, its environmental consciousness, its measures to safeguard the public, and its innovation in site management.

 

“We are proud and honoured to receive these awards, particularly to win two of the six Gold Awards,” remarked Nicolas Borit, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong Limited. “Dragages’ projects are consistently defined by a strong sense of social responsibility, not only for site workers’ health and safety, but also the success of the communities and environments in which we operate. We are pleased to have our efforts recognised by this laudable Award Scheme.”

 

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
 

Offering an innovative solution to Hong Kong’s seasonal flooding problems, the massive Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel is designed to collect excess surface runoff from Mid-Levels and discharge it directly into the sea, thus bypassing the downstream urban area. More

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