22 March 2009

Dragages wins three awards for its commitment to safety

  • CLP - Castle Peak Cable Tunnel

  • Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel

  • CLP - Castle Peak Cable Tunnel

  • Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel

Dragages Hong Kong Limited today announced that it had won three awards in the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2008/09. Designed to promote safety awareness and inculcate a safety culture in the construction sector, the Scheme is an annual event jointly organised by the Labour Department and key industry stakeholders, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Council, the Development Bureau, the Hong Kong Construction Association, and the Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union.
 
The company won the Gold Award in the Civil Engineering Sites category and a Meritorious Award in the Safety Team category for its landmark work on the CLP – Castle Peak Cable Tunnel project. In addition to this important recognition, Dragages Hong Kong Limited was further honoured with a Meritorious Award in the Civil Engineering Sites category for its activities on the Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel project.
 
“We are proud to receive these awards and hope that our tireless commitment to safety will set a good example for the industry,” remarked Nicolas Borit, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong Limited. “Our company has always placed great emphasis on health and safety and we pride ourselves on a solid track record of safe operations. These awards are powerful affirmation of our commitment to safety management and, by extension, to sustainable development.”
 
In selecting Dragages Hong Kong Limited for these prestigious awards, the Scheme considered each site’s safety management systems, such as its safety policies and training, its promotion of safe practices and its emergency preparedness. This was further complemented with an inspection of each site’s physical conditions, including its overall layout, its housekeeping, its use of machinery and other key issues.
 
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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