Major Hong Kong water treatment works to be expanded

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Dec. 3, 2013 -- Tai Po Water Treatment Works (WTW) in Hong Kong will soon be expanded to enhance the overall resilience, flexibility and reliability of its water supply system across the region.

China State Construction Engineering (HK) Ltd., a joint venture partner of the Contractor of WSD Contract No. 15/WSD/10, recently awarded the temporary works design contract for the project to Aurecon, who will also undertake the condition survey and construction risk assessment of potential damage to existing building structures.

The new facilities will be constructed in close proximity to the existing buildings and in some cases will be immediately next to existing buildings. Particular care will need to be taken to mitigate the risks of effect to those existing buildings in the course of the new work. Ground movement and subsequent structure movement due to the excavations, and the global stability of the existing structures due to unbalance earth pressures on either side of the structures, are the main concerns the team will address.

Construction commenced in February 2013, with completion targeted for May 2017.

Existing Tai Po Water Treatment Works in Hong Kong (Photo credit: Aurecon) 

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