Nurturing the Young –

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Events and Activities

Technical Visit to Kai Tak Construction Contract Nos. KL/2009/01 and KL/2010/02

Date, time & venue 
2012-05-05;9:00 am. – 12:00noon;Fifth Street adjacent to Kowloon Bay MTR Station (Please see attached map)


Gathering Point

Fifth Street adjacent to Kowloon Bay MTR Station (Please see attached map by clicking the top right icon of file)

We will enter the site as a group.   Latecomers will NOT be entertained.


Programme Highlights

CEDD Contract No. KL/2009/01 – Site Formation for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Development:

Provision of two alongside cruise berths at the southern end of the former Kai Tak Airport Runway capable of accommodating mega size cruise vessels of gross tonnage up to 220,000 tonnes.  Works commenced in November 2009 and the first berth is scheduled for commissioning in mid-2013 involving major construction activities including seawall removal and reconstruction; and quay deck construction.


CEDD Contract No. KL/2010/02 – Kai Tak Development – Kai Tak Approach Channel and Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter Improvement Works (Phase 1):

In-situ treatment of contaminated sediment at Kai Tak Approach Channel and Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter.  Works commenced in July 2011 for substantial completion in mid 2013 to tie in with the commissioning of the Cruise Terminal involving major construction activities including dredging and disposal of Type 3 sediment; and bioremediation treatment.



09:00 – 09:15  Gather at Fifth Street

09:15 – 09:30  Travel to site office of Kai Tak Contract No. KL/2009/01

09:30 – 10:10  Briefing for Cruise Terminal site formation contract (KL/2009/01) and bioremediation contract (KL/2010/02)

10:10 – 10:30  Safety briefing and Q & A session

10:30 – 11:30  Site Tour & Group photo

11:30 – 11:45  Return to Fifth Street

11:45 – 12:00  Distribution of CPD certificates


Safety Equipment

Participants must bring along their own safety helmets, safety reflective vest, safety shoes and a valid Green Card (or HKIE Corporate Membership Card) if available.



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants open for HKIE member is limited to 20 on a first-come first-served basis. 


As of 9:30am, 20 April 2012, the number of registration exceeds the capacity of the visit. The on-line registration is closed.


 Successful applicants will be informed on or before 3 May 2012. For enquiry, please contact Ir. Ian Chung / Ms. Terri Tong at Tel: 3922 9861 or Email:



If any successfully enrolled participant does not turn up on the date of site visit without good reasons, his/her right to enroll HKIE Civil Division site visits will be suspended for 3 months after the date of the captioned site visit.




By Ir Martin Fan


A technical site visit to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Kai Tak Approach Channel and Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter Improvement Work (Phase 1) was held on 5th May 2012. The representative of CEDD, Ir. K.Y. SHIN and his colleagues briefed us the background of these two construction projects.


The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Development comprises three major elements, namely the site formation works, the cruise terminal building and the apron facilities. The site formation works cover mainly the construction of two alongside cruise berths. The construction works of the site formation began in November 2009 and the first berth is scheduled for commissioning in mid-2013 with a cost of HK$2.3 billion.


The Kai Tak cruise terminal has two alongside berths with 850 metres apron area to serve various types of cruise vessels, including the largest mega size cruise vessel of gross tonnage up to 220 000 tonnes. The terminal building is iconic, highly functional and efficient for providing world-class services as well as to clear 3000 passengers per hour.


The cruise terminal berthing structure is designed under “zero reclamation” principle that the terminal quay deck is to be constructed within the land limit of the existing runway through setting back the existing sloping seawall towards the landside when deepen the sea-bed. The seawall structure is in front of a vertical wall consisting of continuous steel tubular piles which allow parallel construction of the cruise terminal building. The seawall is also designed to integrate and form part of the quay deck structure to achieve cost effectiveness.


Treatment of sea-bed sediment is carried out at the Kai Tak Approach Channel and Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter to reduce its odour. The main works involve dredging and disposal of Type 3 sediments and bioremediation treatment. The treatment works of the project began in July 2011 and will be completed in March 2014 with a cost of HK$ 417 million.


Generally Type 3 contaminated sediments were dredged with the use of geosynthetic containers and then delivered to East Chu Contaminated Mud Disposal Site for disposal. The area receiving bioremediation treatment is about 90 hectares. The bioremediation treatments include the application of nitrate and biodegradation of organic in the sediment. It is achieved by injecting calcium nitrate to the sea-bed sediments. After the treatment cycle of 7 days, the treated sediment will be tested and compared with the original sediment to ensure the treated sediment reach the required standard.


Throughout the site tour, we were able to gain better understanding about the construction of cruise terminal and sea-bed sediment treatment in Hong Kong. On behalf of the Civil Division and participants, we thank Ir. K.Y. SHIN and his colleagues to lead us in the site visit as well as providing us a presentation on the project backgrounds and details.



Photos of the Event

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