Gammon Construction Limited (Chinese: 金門建築有限公司) is a Hong Kong construction and engineering contractor headquartered in Central, Hong Kong. In addition to local construction projects, it also involved in construction and engineering various projects in China and Southeast Asia.
|Founder||John C. Gammon|
Victoria, Hong Kong
|Owner||Jardine Matheson |
The company originated from a construction business founded in India by John C. Gammon in 1919. In 1955, a branch was engaged to build a new runway at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong. In 1958, Gammon Construction Limited ("Gammon") was formed to establish a permanent presence in Hong Kong.
Once incorporated in Hong Kong, it grew rapidly, obtaining construction work of a diverse nature. By the late 1970s, it was established as the leading contractor in Hong Kong, participating in many of the major infrastructure projects of that time. The company began to expand business outside Hong Kong, establishing offices in Singapore and Vietnam.
Jardine Matheson took a minority interest in Gammon in 1969 and it became a public company in 1970. Then in 1975, Jardines acquired the remaining shareholding and thus Gammon became a wholly owned subsidiary of Jardines. In late 1983 Jardine Matheson sold 50 percent of Gammon to Trafalgar House, a UK based company involved in construction, shipping and property.
In India, Gammon was taken over in 1991 by Abhijit Rajan. In Pakistan Gammon was taken over by the Bibojee Group. Gammon then became the preferred constructor throughout the Asia-Pacific region for both Jardines and Trafalgar House. In 1996, Kvaerner took over Trafalgar House thereby acquiring its 50% interest in Gammon. Skanska acquired all of Kvaerner's construction businesses, including Gammon, in late 2000. Balfour Beatty, the international engineering, construction and services group, subsequently purchased Skanska's 50% in Gammon in 2004.
Gammon has been involved in the construction of various major projects in Hong Kong and around the region:
- Bukit Panjang LRT line in Singapore completed in 1999
- Chater House in Central, Hong Kong completed in 2002
- Tseung Kwan O line extension in Hong Kong completed in 2002
- One Peking Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong completed in 2003
- Le Méridien Cyberport in Southern District, Hong Kong completed in 2004
- Three Pacific Place in Admiralty, Hong Kong completed in 2004
- Maintenance depot on the Ma On Shan line in Hong Kong completed in 2004
- The Disneyland Resort line on the Tsing Chau Tsai Peninsula in Hong Kong completed in 2005
- The northern section of the Kong Sham Western Highway completed in 2007
- One Island East in Eastern District, Hong Kong completed in 2008
- Upgrading of the Woodsville Interchange in Singapore completed in 2008
- Nam Wan Tunnel in Hong Kong completed in 2009
- iSQUARE in Kowloon, Hong Kong completed in 2009
- Institute of Technical Education College West Campus in Singapore completed in 2010
- The Downtown section of the Chinatown MRT station in Singapore completed in 2013
- The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport completed in 2015
- The Midfield Concourse at Hong Kong International Airport completed in 2016
- The northern section of the Hong Kong West Kowloon railway station completed in 2018
- The southern section of the Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link completed in 2018
- "A golden decade for the construction industry". South China Morning Post. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- "Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson win £600m Hong Kong contracts". The Telegraph. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- "Hong Kong Construction Firms May Be Squeezed by Slowdown". Wall Street Journal. 1 May 1996. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- "Balfour buys Gammon stake". Construction News. 3 June 2004. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
- "Built at a cost of $285 million, Bukit Panjang LRT may be scrapped". The Independent. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Chater House". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Gammon Construction awarded £238m". The Engineer. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "One Peking Road". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Programme". Cyberport. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Three Pacific Place". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Gammon Skanska wins $2.2b bridge deal". South China Morning Post. 31 July 2003. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "One Island East". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Upgrading of Woodsville Interchange" (Press release). OneMotoring. 3 March 2008. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011.
- "Nam Wan blasts through in HK". Tunnels and Tunnelling. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Gammon innovates at iSquare". Pacific Rim Construction. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
- "Balfour Beatty ties up £100m PPP deal in Singapore". Building. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Construction Work On Downtown Line Stage 1 Begins" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "Balfour Beatty JV scoops £507m Hong Kong deal". Construction Index. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "US$ 802 million Hong Kong airport contract awarded". International Construction. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
- "Leighton wins $1.2b Hong Kong rail deal". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
- "Gammon Bags Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link Viaduct Job". Construction Post. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- "LTA awards three Thomson MRT Line contracts worth $1.09 billion". The Straits Times. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2019.