Specialist equipment transported by sea to island site
Unlike traditional building projects, the Cathay Pacific Catering Centre was designed from the inside-out to take into account the need for highly specialised equipment.
Adding to the challenges were the absence of road access to the Chek Lap Kok site, meaning that all equipment had to be delivered by barge. Over 1,000 containers were shipped from around the world, including 25 industrial washing machines, a vacuum waste system, and a 3.5-kilometre conveyor system.
As no storage space was available on site, Dragages had to carefully manage the “just in time” arrival and installation of equipment to ensure optimum efficiency. In all, the entire 57,000 square metres project was completed in just 23 months.