• The Atkins-designed South Island Line crowned “International Project of the Year” by British Construction Industry Awards 2017

    30 October 2017

    (28 October 2017, Hong Kong) Hong Kong MTR’s South Island Line, for which Atkins was the detailed designer for a key section, was announced “International Project of the Year” at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCI Awards) 2017. The BCI Awards, in its 30th year, seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery, design, construction and, crucially, delivering outcomes for society.

    Douglas Simmons, Atkins’ divisional director for highway and transportation infrastructure in Asia Pacific, received the award in London on behalf of the company and said: “The new South Island Line is an important addition to Hong Kong’s effective and efficient MTR network and provides significant benefits to the community along the alignment and visitors alike. It’s a great honor that one of the most important and reputable awards in the industry recognises the engineering complexity to design and deliver the project as well as the contribution it brings to society.”

    Ken Wong, General Manager-Projects at MTR Corporation, said: “MTR strives to provide a world-class railway network that places benefiting people and supporting economic development of Hong Kong at its heart. Trusted consultants like Atkins play a key role in supporting us to deliver our promise to Hong Kong.”

    South Island Line runs in a combination of underground sections and on elevated structures, with five stations in total. Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, was appointed by the MTR Corporation to provide the detailed design for a key section of the line which includes two elevated new stations at Ocean Park and Wong Chuk Hang, 1.9km of new elevated viaduct, a new 247m bridge spanning the Aberdeen Channel Bridge, noise barriers, widening of a major open nullah for drainage, slope works, complex utility diversions and other associated works.


    MTR’s South Island Line serves 350,000 residents and workers in Southern District since it came into operation on 28 December 2016.





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