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It’s Lift Off! - Work on Hong Kong’s third runway gets underway

By [email protected] - 21st April 2017 - 12:33

Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, built in the late 1990s on reclaimed land, is expanding to include a third runway. In preparation for this expansion, the Airport Authority selected Fugro to carry out the necessary site characterisation investigations. Fugro has been closely involved with this significant project from the beginning, and has gained detailed knowledge of the local geology from its previous work experience at the existing airport and associated infrastructure. As the expansion requires further reclamation of land, Hong Kong’s Airport Authority had specific objectives for the site investigation of the expansion. These were to understand the geological profile of the area, and to trial a proposed deep cement mixing technique to minimise the amount of dredging required, thus reducing the local environmental impact during the construction phase.