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Gammon Wins International Ground Engineering Award

Gammon Construction Limited ("Gammon") has been awarded the prestigious "International Project of the Year" at the Ground Engineering Awards for The Mole project in Singapore (Removal of a buried sea wall at Marina Bay South) at a ceremony on 11 May at the Ground Engineering Awards, held in London, UK.

The contract for the winning project - The Mole was awarded to Gammon in 2006 with a tender based on its safe, innovative and environmentally sustainable solution. Gammon's in-house designer Lambeth Associates' design solution ingeniously utilised the forces of natural sea water as a stabilising component during the excavation. The project was engineered to re-use 20,000 tons of steel, thereby saving significant material costs and time. Gammon successfully brought in plant, equipment and expertise from Hong Kong's foundation team, thus reducing the capital expenditure. This synergy has led to the formation of a new foundation construction business in Singapore.

"It is our great honour to garner this esteemed international award. This is a testimony to our innovative excellence in civil engineering and construction industry." said Mr Jon Button, Executive Director of Gammon.

During construction, the project team has come up with 25 innovations and practices that have been given grade recognition. Two unique innovations are the "Extension of centre support during mega truss installation" and "Use of GPS system to verify the completion of rock mole removal".

The successful excavation of The Mole has led to Gammon being awarded the second phase of the even bigger "Mole 2" project in 2008, a testament to Gammon's world class management and technical competence.

The Ground Engineering Awards recognise the innovation, best practice and inspiration that is found throughout the geotechnical and geoenvironmental industries. The winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Wednesday 11 May 2011.


About The Mole

The Mole is a sea wall of approximate 2km long, 70m wide and 20m deep serve as breakwater at Singapore's Clifford pier during the early years. Phase 1 Rock Removal was 800m and was completed in January 2009 while Phase 2, 1km commenced on March 2008 and was completed in December 2010. The area was reclaimed together with The Mole in the 1970s.This has become an underground obstruction for the massive development in Marina Bay.

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