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Brunei Delegation 2017 and Australia Delegation 2018 were successfully held in November 2017 and April 2018 respectively. Following the delegations, delegates will be sharing the knowledge and experience they learnt through the delegations in the dissemination seminar.
While the two delegations highlighted the importance of interconnectivity among cities, Hong Kong focuses the linkage locally to improve traffic flow condition. Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) consists of the Northern Connection and Southern Connection. Upon completion, it will provide a strategic link connecting the North West New Territories with the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HZMB HKBCF), North Lantau and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The travelling distance and time between Tuen Mun South and HKIA will be much reduced from about 35km and 30min to about 13km and 10min respectively.
The Southern Connection will connect North Lantau Highway at Tai Ho and the HZMB HKBCF via 1.9km of land viaducts and 1.6km of sea viaducts. The concrete viaduct is spanning across the North Lantau Island, Airport Express Line/Tung Chung Line, a shallow water area and Tung Chung Navigation Channel. The Northern Connection will connect Tuen Mun Area 40 with the HZMB HKBCF via a sub-sea tunnel. The presentation will cover how the site constraints affect the design and construction of the viaduct and sub-sea tunnel.
Mr Albert Chan is currently a senior engineer of Highways Department of the HKSAR managing the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel Section contract.
He has more than 25 years of experience in delivering civil works projects in Hong Kong. For tunnel projects, he was involved in the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 1 and Stage 2A as well as the Tsuen Wan Drainage Tunnel project.
Dr Barry Lee, Senior Resident Engineer in AECOM and Adjunct Associate Professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), is a chartered engineer and Fellow of ICE, he has more than 20 years of worldwide experience in the area of bridge engineering.
He is specialised in design and construction engineering of long span bridges, concrete viaduct, composite bridges, high speed railway bridges, design & planning of trait/sea/marine crossing and F.E. modeling of complex structures. Besides, he has experiences in Project Management of mega scale infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India, Korea, Qatar, Bahrain, Venezuela, Turkey, Denmark, Germany & England.
Some representative Marine Crossing Projects are Tuen Mun - Chek Lap Kok link in HK, Izmit Bay Crossing in Turkey, Forth Replacement Crossing in UK, Fehmarnbelt fixed link between Denmark and Germany, Maracaibo Second Crossing in Venezuela, Qatar Bahrain Crossing, Busan-Geoje Fixed Link in Korea and Stonecutters Bridge in HK.
Apart from design experience, he also had hands-on experience in construction of segmental concrete bridge. He has been lecturing at varies Universities in Hong Kong since 2005. Dr Lee is experienced in teaching Bridge Engineering and Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, he is currently appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor in Bridge Engineering by Department of Civil Engineering of HKUST. Since 2006, he is elected as an expert reviewer of a technical Journal, Materials and Structures, published by Springer in Netherlands.
Mr Thomas Yip, Senior Resident Engineer in AECOM who has over 18 years of experience in large scale and complex tunnelling projects with extensive knowledge of mechanised tunnelling methods in hard, mixed and soft ground conditions.
He has played a key role in delivery of the design and construction for the most successful tunnel projects in Hong Kong such as the Design and Construction of Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel and Strategic Sewage Disposal Scheme, Ting Kau and Sham Tseng Sewerage Scheme and Kai Tak Transfer Scheme.
He also has extensive experience working with both the Contractor's and Consultant's organisations, thereby developing a hands-on approach to problem solving on site and valuable experience in the use of both, formal and informal, partnering to achieve successful project completion. His experience has been gained across the full range of tunnelling and shaft-sinking techniques on major projects in hard, mixed and soft ground conditions. Projects have involved the use of hard rock, slurry, double shield, open-shield and pipe-jacking, tunnel boring machines (TBM) and raise-boring methodology.
Currently, he is actively involved with the site supervision on the construction of Tuen Mun Chek Lap Kok Link – Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel Section. The contract includes the construction of sub-sea TBM tunnels with an excavation diameter of 17.63m across the Urmston Road, connecting Tuen Mun Area and HZMB HKBCF, of approximately 4km in length with dual 2-lane carriageway.