- Type of project
- Infrastructural connection between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau
- China (Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong) (China)
- Royal HaskoningDHV
- Chinese Government
- 2009 - 2016
- Contract value
- 10,7 billion $, executed by TEC apermanent partnership of Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos
It is a construction project which consist of a series of bridges and tunnels that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta in southern China.
Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB), Infrastructural connection between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau.
Description of projectThe proposed Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge (HZMB), being situated at the waters of Lingdingyang of Pearl River Estuary, is a large sea crossing linking the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Zhuhai City of Guangdong Province and Macao Special Administrative Region. It consists of a Main Bridge in Mainland waters together with the boundary crossing facilities and link roads within the three places. The functions of the Bridge are to meet the demand of passenger and freight land transport among Hong Kong, the Mainland (particularly the region of Pearl River West) and Macao, to establish a new land transport link between the east and west banks of the Pearl River, and to enhance the economic and sustainable development of the three places.
The total length is about 42km, counting from the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities at the east to the Zhuhai/Macao Boundary Crossing Facilities at the west. The uniqueness of the project includes:
1) The HZMB will be the longest bridge-cum-tunnel sea-crossing with dual 3-lane carriageway, which is about 35.6km in length from the shore of northern Lantau to the western shore of Pearl River Estuary.
2) The HZMB is to be built with 120 years design life. The design and construction standard not only need to satisfy the requirements stated in Mainland's relevant regulations and the feasibility study report, but also suitably taking into account Hong Kong and Macao Standards.
3) The HZMB construction environment is complicated. Frequent typhoons, crisscross navigation, airport height restrictions, high environmental standards, etc should be taken into considerations.
4) To minimize the impact of the bridge design to river flow, navigation and hydrology, there is stringent requirement to control the water blockage ratio during the selection of options.