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For East Dredging Performs Major Marine Projects In Hong Kong

Far East Dredging Ltd. (FED) is executing three major dredging and marine projects in Hong Kong. These projects are known as Central Reclamation Phase I, Strategic Sewage Disposal SchemeAnother 1.6 million-cu.-m. of sand was filled in the West Bound.

The Philipp Holzmann/Franki/ Dredging International joint venture was awarded the contract for the Strategic Sewage Disposal Scheme (SSDS) Stage I (Outfall) by Hong Kong's Drainage Services Department in April 1995. The contract was part of an overall sewage treatment and disposal program for the major areas of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Dredging work for the project was subcontracted to FED.

Krankeloon and Pacifique, another FED-dredger, dredged approximately two million-cu.-m. of marine mud in a 4,265-ft. (1,300-m) long trench. A steel diffuser pipe was placed in this trench to form the outlet of treated sewage water into Victoria Harbor. The project also involved various marine works, including backfilling the trench with crushed gravel, placing 3,937-ft. (1,200-m) diffuser pipelines (with 28 specially designed diffuser outlets), and executing the final protection of the pipes with crushed rock.

The overall SSDS project calls for a 6,562-ft. (2,000-m) long tunnel at a depth of 328 ft. (100 m), utilizing a rock tunneling machine; and the drilling of two vertical 262.5-ft. (80-m) deep shafts in the sea bottom; and various civil works to connect the outfall to the main sewage system. Work is scheduled fo completion in June 1997.

In addition, FED also won th< Tuen Mun Area 38 Special Indus tries Area Development State ] contract. The project includes th« reclamation of 28 hectares of foreshore and seabed, and the construction of 1,476.4 ft. (450 m) ol vertical blockwork seawall, together with 3,280 ft. (1,000 m) of sloping rubble seawall. A total of two million-cu.-m. of sandfill is required for this project. FED will deploy the new trailer River Bee for the dredging and sandfilling.

Far East Dredging Ltd. is a joint venture established by Dredging International NV and Wai Kee Holdings Ltd. FED specializes in dredging and reclamation.

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