4 May 2004
West Rail contractor wins international quality award
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) is pleased to announce that the contractor for the construction of West Rail Mei Foo Station, Kier-Zen Pacific Joint Venture, has been awarded winner in the category of International Performance of the Year of the Quality in Construction Awards 2004 in the UK.
"The award is not only an accolade for Kier-Zen Pacific Joint Venture but is also an international recognition of KCRC’s successful project management strategies in bringing West Rail into operation on time," said Mr Ian Thoms, Director, West Rail.
"The judges were highly impressed by the ability of the contractor to keep the project on track despite the complexity of the undertaking and the demanding timetables. The proactive and partnering management approach adopted by KCRC was crucial in facilitating the contractor to respond to these stringent requirements," Mr Thoms added.
The Quality in Construction Awards, organized by Construction News in the UK, recognize those organizations with exceptional contributions towards raising the standards in the construction industry.
Construction of West Rail commenced in October 1998. The 30.5km long West Rail has nine stations connecting Nam Cheong in West Kowloon with Tuen Mun in the North West New Territories. The railway was opened for public service in December 2003.
 
West Rail contractor Kier-Zen Pacific Joint Venture was awarded winner of International Performance of the Year of the Quality in Construction Awards 2004