Technical site visit ­Guangzhou–Dongguan–Shenzhen Intercity Railway (SZH-9), Shenzhen

26 November, 2016 | 09:00 - 13:00

Tunnelling underway for the new high speed intercity line.
Tunnelling underway for the new high speed intercity line.

About this event

The project site in this visit is located in Bao'an Region of Shenzhen and a vital section of Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen. The link starts from the junction road between Songfu Boulevard and Hao Ye Road, passes through the intrinsic green area and the north station of Intercity Link of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in south of Bao'an Region, and is to be connected to the Terminal 3 of Shengzhen Bao'an International Airport. Besides, the Works also include the box culvert division, laying of rail bedding and the relevant underground utility division etc.

This contract's work include:

  1. 480m long cut & covered tunnel construction;
  2. 6km long TBM tunnel construction;
  3. Construction of Airport North Station (315m long) for future terminal T4 of Shenzhen Bao'an Airport;
  4. Construction of 2-storey underground airport railway station with ventilation shafts and a water-cooling tower (911m long)

The difficulties in this contract include:

  1. Work safety in close proximity to existing building structures with no effect on their stability;
  2. Stringent settlement control for the tunnelling work below existing airport runway and airport apron;
  3. Safety and alignment / orientation control;
  4. Control of drill bit / cutter head of the tunnel boring machine in course of tunnelling work;
  5. Alignment control in the soil layering with a far cry of stiffness, geometry and properties and;
  6. Safety control in adopting ground freezing method for strengthening of soil mass surrounding the cross passenger tunnels between the main railway tunnels.

This technical visit will start with a brief introduction of the project and then followed by a site walk.

Date: 26 November 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 09:00am – 13:00pm
Gathering Point & Dismissing Point: Alighting and Boarding Platform in Lok Ma Chou MTR Station
Gathering Time: 08:45am

*Priority will be given to ICE members
*Only successful applicants will receive the confirmation e-mail.
*Language in the presentation is Mandarin and Cantonese.
*The participants Must have their own valid "Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents" and "HK ID card" for crossing frontier.

Adverse Weather Arrangement

The site visit will be cancelled in case of Amber Rainstorm Alert or above; or Typhoon Signal No. 3 or above being in force by the Hong Kong Observatory at or after 7:00 a.m. It may also be cancelled because of safety or other reasons.


The Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association) shall not under any circumstances be liable or otherwise for death or any injury or for any damage to or loss or destruction of property or otherwise, in any such case arising from any accident or mishap, and whether during or after this event, in preparation for it, traveling to or from it or otherwise.


For more information, please contact:

Wong Long Hin Eric
t: 6848 8225