Bauer has announced that it has been appointed to construct foundations for the Hong Kong side of the new 30km long Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge.
Work on the new bridge has been split between China and Hong Kong and Bauer will undertake foundation construction on the 9.4km stretch of the bridge in Hong Kong waters.
Bauer has said that it will deploy four BG 40 drilling rigs to undertake the 18 month contract, valued at €65M (£52M), which involves constructing 2.5m diameter piles to depths of 90m below sea bed level. Work on site is due to start on site in January and be completed in mid-2014.
“This highly challenging foundation contract is the largest offshore project in the company’s history,” said Bauer chairman of the managing board Thomas Bauer. “The Far East, and in particular Hong Kong, is a key market for us. We have had a local presence for years and our specialist foundation engineering know-how is highly respected in the region.”