4 November 2004
West Rail contracts win international quality construction awards
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) is pleased to announce that West Rail contracts swept the British Construction Industry Awards 2004, with the Mei Foo Station project awarded winner in the International category and the Nam Cheong Station project received a "High recommendation".
The Award is judged on a number of criteria including the quality of design and construction, value for money, application of quality management, fitness for purpose, team work and efficiency, enterprise and ingenuity.
"The judges of the award were highly impressed by the Mei Foo Station construction project and stated that it was the premier example of how a construction project should be delivered," said Mr Ian Thoms, Director, West Rail.
Both the Mei Foo and Nam Cheong station projects were intensely complicated construction projects in Hong Kong where new underground infrastructure was being inserted thorough heavily built up areas in land reclaimed from the sea.
The judges commented that teamwork and quality management systems were absolutely exceptional on both projects. Workmanship and finishes are excellent and meet the high standard that is the norm throughout West Rail.
The 30.5km long West Rail has nine stations, including the Mei Foo and Nam Cheong stations which interchange with the MTR. The railway was put into service in December 2003.
The contractor of the West Rail Mei Foo Station, Kier-Zen Pacific Joint Venture, was awarded winner in the category of the International Performance of the Year of the Quality in Construction Awards 2004 in the UK earlier this year.
 
Mr Ian Thoms, Director, West Rail (third right) holding the International Award won by West Rail construction projects at the British Construction Industry Awards 2004.