EPD signs WENT Landfill Extension Contract (with photos)

     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (September 26) signed the West New Territories (WENT) Landfill Extension contract with Hong Kong Resources Recovery Park (joint venture).
     Hong Kong Resources Recovery Park (joint venture) will be responsible for carrying out the design, build and operation of the WENT Landfill Extension. Led by Alchmex International Construction Limited, Hong Kong Resources Recovery Park (joint venture) is also formed with China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited and Veolia Hong Kong Holdings Limited. Both Alchmex International Construction Limited and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of China State Construction International Holdings Limited.
     "The joint venture has a strong team for the multidisciplinary expertise required for the landfill project and also possesses rich experience in infrastructure construction. We expect that this contract could bring new technologies to the landfill extension and provide a safe and reliable waste disposal service. At the same time, it could provide the necessary landfill capacity for Hong Kong during the transition period before the completion of developing sufficient modern waste-to-energy incinerators to fully handle the municipal solid waste, and also for disposal of the waste that is non-combustible and cannot be recycled," the Director of Environmental Protection, Dr Samuel Chui, said at the contract signing ceremony.
     The New Engineering Contract (NEC) form has been adopted in the contract to design, build and operate the WENT Landfill Extension, making it the first landfill contract in Hong Kong adopting the NEC form. The NEC form embraces a collaborative culture and, through contractual mechanisms, fosters the development of a mutual assistance and trust partnering relationship between the contracting parties. It also facilitates joint risk management, thereby enhancing project management performance and cost-effectiveness.

Ends/Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Issued at HKT 15:35