Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a design and engineering services contract by The Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government to support the second stage study of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Rail Link (Hung Shui Kiu – Qianhai) project. The second stage study commenced in early 2023 and is expected to be completed in mid-2024.
The project links Hung Shui Kiu/Ha Tsuen New Development Area to Qianhai, strengthening the connection between the Northern Metropolis in Hong Kong and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen innovation and technology corridor. With the support of road networks, the two areas will be jointly developed into a strategic hub of a transport corridor on the Pearl River’s east bank.
The first stage study, completed in 2022, established the strategic value and necessity of the project and formulated a preliminarily feasible scheme. As part of the second stage study, Atkins will support the planning, preliminary engineering feasibility, benefits, environmental impact, as well as construction and operation arrangements of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Rail Link project.
“As a leading engineering services and project management consultancy, we are committed to engineering a better society for our planet and its people,” said Wing Law, CEO, Asia at Atkins. “This contract represents a significant win for the company that will enhance the public transport network and support business and community growth in China’s Greater Bay Area.
“We are proud to work with the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government on this major study, and we look forward to providing our engineering excellence underpinned by digital services and net zero solutions to deliver the project to the highest quality, safety and sustainability standards.”