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Gammon Named Green Contractor by Architectural Services Department

Gammon Construction Limited ("Gammon") has received a total of three awards at the Green Contractor Award Presentation Ceremony organised by HKSAR Architectural Services Department, demonstrating the company's longstanding commitment in protecting the environment by maintaining a "go green" corporate culture.

The awards include the Gold Award for Redevelopment of Victoria Park Swimming Complex, Silver Award for Tamar Development Project and Merit Award for Hong Kong Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Chief Executive of Gammon Mr Thomas Ho said, "These awards are not only a recognition to our green strategies, but also a tremendous encouragement for us to uphold these practices within the company as well as to promote to our other stakeholders like supply chain, clients and the community."

In the Victoria Park Swimming Pool project, green features are extensively adopted on site to save energy and reduce the use of materials. These include solar water heating, green roof, use of sustainable forest products and conducting paperless site inspection with smart phone application.

Moreover, the project team keeps close monitoring on the air quality, noise level and water quality in its surrounding environment. Air quality is controlled by measures including using ultra low sulphur diesel on plant equipments, water spraying, wheel washing and providing shelter during cement mixing works. Noise level is reduced by using acoustic enclosures during piling works, using quieter hydraulic crusher; and carrying out sheet piling with vibration clamp instead of percussive method. Besides, noise monitoring is carried out at adjacent buildings on a weekly basis. In addition, wasted water is treated prior to being discharged and mosquito control activities are carried out on site.

To lessen the burden of construction wastes to the public fills, Gammon adopts a unique programme that allows project managers to trade rock and fill from one project for use on another. For instance, the Tamar project recycled 22.4 tonnes of timber and help to reduce 21,408kg of carbon dioxide emission. In 2010, the total amount of waste that Gammon managed this way was 364,000 tonnes, or 27% of our total inert waste stream.

Issued by the Corporate Communications Department of Gammon Construction Limited. For further information please contact:

Candy Chan    Tel: + 852 2516 8733