LEIGHTON Contractors has secured a $A656 million contract from Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corporation for part of a new rail link in the Chinese province.
Work for the new contract includes modification of an existing MTR station, platforms, tunnel box and approach tunnels.
Construction works are scheduled to begin immediately, with an expected completion date in 2018.
The Hung Hom Station and Stabling Sidings Contract, part of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) development, is the seventh contract in the past three years to be awarded to Leighton subsidiary Leighton Asia by the MTR Corporation.
Leighton Asia, India and Offshore managing director Ian Edwards said the contract was yet another landmark project with a client with whom the company had shared a long and successful relationship.
The SCL development is a major transport initiative in Hong Kong that will connect several existing railway lines to form two railway corridors.