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Project Details

North Satellite Concourse


Hong Kong


Airport Authority Hong Kong

Contract Value

HK$800 million

Construction Period

2007 Q3 - 2009 Q4

In September 2007, the Hong Kong Airport Authority awarded Gammon a contract of HK$800 million for the North Satellite Concourse Building work. The work involved the construction of a four-storey reinforced concrete satellite concourse building with a profiled steel roof located on the north apron of the existing international airport. The building’s gross floor area is 18,200 sq m, and includes 10 fixed-link and loading bridges to fully serviced aircraft stands and all associated apron works. The work was completed by mid December 2009.

Construction work at the airport presented some unique safety, security and logistical challenges, with safety being the major consideration. The project site was surrounded on three sides by existing taxi lanes and part of the building footprint was occupied by two aircraft parking positions in the first phase. The site was further constrained by a strict height limitation. Thus, the selection of the type and location of cranes used required extra effort; automatic delimiters were installed on tower and mobile cranes to ensure that this equipment did not exceed the site boundary. Detailed forward planning was also required to ensure that work permits were available to allow materials, labour and plant access to the restricted area.