KCRC – Tai Lam Tunnel

Aug 1999 - Oct 2003

This tunnel was constructed in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion at Tuen Mun Road, Tate’s Cairn Tunnel, and Castle Peak Road, and to connect New Territories West to urban areas of Kowloon West and Hong Kong Island.

BYME was then appointed to provide the complete E&M installation for this 5.48 km railway tunnel, which forms a part of the West Rail Project. 

The West Rail Project is considered pivotal in linking the Northwest New Territories of Hong Kong with urban Kowloon.

Scope of works

Design, supply, and installation of all Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) services: 

Environmental Control System for tunnel:

  • Mechanical Ventilation System
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Air Distribution System

Electrical and Extra Low Voltage (ELV) for tunnel:

  • Power Supply System
  • LV Power Distribution System
  • UPS System
  • Emergency Generator Power Supply System
  • Lighting System
  • Earthing & Lightning Protection System
  • Building Management and Programmable Logic Control Systems

Tunnel Fire Services (FS)

Client MTR Corporation Ltd.
Location Hong Kong S.A.R.
Main Contractor JV between Dragages et Travaux Publics (HK) and Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd.
Architect RMJM Hong Kong Ltd.
Consultant WSP (Asia) Ltd.
Year Aug 1999 - Oct 2003