BMT to Provide Support for New Railway Expansion in Hong Kong
BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has been appointed by Samsung-Hsin Chong Joint Venture (SSHCJV) to provide System Assurance (SA) and Risk Management for the Kowloon City Section of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project, a new rail link which will help to further improve Hong Kong’s public transport system.
The project which will be built by SSHCJV marks a significant step forward for Hong Kong in terms of infrastructure and economic development. Consisting of two sections, Tai Wai to Hung Hom and Hung Hom to Admiralty, the 17km rail network will help to relieve pressure on the existing railway network and ease road traffic congestion, as well as promote a greener, healthier and safer living environment. Appointed by the MTR Corporation, SSHCJV is responsible for the construction of the tunnels and two railway stations in Kowloon City District.
As part of its role in this project, BMT will, together with the project team comprising of the MTR Corporation and SSHCJV, identify, document and manage all operational hazards affecting the railway and potential risks affecting the project delivery, as well as risks related to design for safety and constructability. BMT will also conduct Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analysis to confirm that all necessary system/equipment for the project will comply with the relevant RAM targets.
Dr Jacky Lam, Director at BMT Asia Pacific comments: “We’re delighted to be working on such a prestigious project – one which will mark an important milestone for 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. Our specialist team will help the project team to minimise safety and constructability risks associated with the project delivery and design.”