The Samsung-Hsin Chong Joint Venture (SSHCJV) has selected BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, to provide consultancy work for Hong Kong’s new Shatin – Central rail link.
Under the deal, BMT will offer system assurance (SA) and risk management for the Kowloon City section of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project.
BMT will work with MTR and SSHCJV to identify, document and handle all operational and potential risks affecting the railway and project delivery, as well as threats related to design for safety and constructability.
The 17km rail line includes two sections, Tai Wai to Hung Hom and Hung Hom to Admiralty, and is designed to reduce pressure on the current railway system and cut road traffic congestion.
SSHCJV was previously awarded a contract by Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) to execute the project and construct the tunnels and two railway stations in the Kowloon City District.
BMT Asia Pacific director Jacky Lam said that the project will mark a major objective for the future development of Hong Kong.
"Risks can occur at any point in a system or project and it is essential that they are identified, assessed, monitored and effectively managed throughout the project lifecycle," Lam said.
"Our specialist team will help the project team to minimise safety and constructability risks associated with the project delivery and design."
The company will also be responsible for carrying out reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) analysis to make sure that all necessary systems and equipment for the project will fulfil the relevant RAM targets.
Image: BMT will provide system assurance (SA) and risk management for Hong Kong’s new Shatin – Central rail link. Photo: courtesy of BMT Asia Pacific.