Gammon Construction

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.

Gammon Construction
Private
IndustryConstruction
Founded1919
FounderJohn C. Gammon
Headquarters
Victoria, Hong Kong
Area served
Asia Pacific
OwnerJardine Matheson
Balfour Beatty
Websitewww.gammonconstruction.com

HistoryEdit

The company originated from a construction business founded in India by John C. Gammon in 1919.[1] In 1955, a branch was engaged to build a new runway at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.[1] In 1958, Gammon Construction Limited ("Gammon") was formed to establish a permanent presence in Hong Kong.[1]

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.[1]

OwnershipEdit

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.[2] In late 1983 Jardine Matheson sold 50 percent of Gammon to Trafalgar House, a UK based company involved in construction, shipping and property.[3]

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.[4]

Notable projectsEdit

Gammon has been involved in the construction of various major projects in Hong Kong and around the region:

The company is also involved in the construction of the Mayflower MRT station due to be completed in 2020[22] and Havelock MRT station due to be completed in 2021.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "A golden decade for the construction industry". South China Morning Post. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson win £600m Hong Kong contracts". The Telegraph. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Hong Kong Construction Firms May Be Squeezed by Slowdown". Wall Street Journal. 1 May 1996. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Balfour buys Gammon stake". Construction News. 3 June 2004. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Built at a cost of $285 million, Bukit Panjang LRT may be scrapped". The Independent. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Chater House". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Gammon Construction awarded £238m". The Engineer. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  8. ^ "One Peking Road". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Programme". Cyberport. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Three Pacific Place". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Gammon Skanska wins $2.2b bridge deal". South China Morning Post. 31 July 2003. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  12. ^ "One Island East". Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Upgrading of Woodsville Interchange" (Press release). OneMotoring. 3 March 2008. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Nam Wan blasts through in HK". Tunnels and Tunnelling. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Gammon innovates at iSquare". Pacific Rim Construction. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Balfour Beatty ties up £100m PPP deal in Singapore". Building. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Construction Work On Downtown Line Stage 1 Begins" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Balfour Beatty JV scoops £507m Hong Kong deal". Construction Index. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  19. ^ "US$ 802 million Hong Kong airport contract awarded". International Construction. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Leighton wins $1.2b Hong Kong rail deal". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Gammon Bags Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link Viaduct Job". Construction Post. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  22. ^ a b "LTA awards three Thomson MRT Line contracts worth $1.09 billion". The Straits Times. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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