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August 18, 2010

Leighton Asia JV Awarded Rail Contract

A Leighton Asia joint venture has won a A$409m ($369m) contract to build tunnel sections on the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express rail link (XRL) in China. The project includes the construction of a 31m-wide West Kowloon Terminus approach tunnel and a 121m-wide track fan tunnel.

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A Leighton Asia joint venture has won a A$409m ($369m) contract to build tunnel sections on the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express rail link (XRL) in China.

The project includes the construction of a 31m-wide West Kowloon Terminus approach tunnel and a 121m-wide track fan tunnel.

Other works include the construction of a 300m road underpass and two footbridges.

Work will start this month and is expected to be completed by 2015.

This is the second XRL project won by Australia-based Leighton Asia, after a A$463m ($418m) contract in March this year.

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