The award continues O’Rourke’s strategy of expanding in the far east and Australia as work slows down in the middle east.
The contract was awarded by the MTR Corporation who operate the mass transit rail system in Hong Kong.
Work will involve underground construction of a section of the approach tunnels for the station complex in West Kowloon.
The award, Contract 811a, is part of MTR’s massive Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Hong Kong Section) Project, and is for the West Kowloon Terminus Approach Tunnels (North).
Mike Robins, Laing O’Rourke’s Managing Director, Hong Kong said: “The Express Rail Link project is part of a major investment programme in rail infrastructure in Hong Kong, and we are delighted to be appointed with our partner to one of the initial sections of this complex and challenging rail infrastructure development.”