Contract No.


Owner / Developer

Mass Transit Railway Corporation



Location and Project

The Shatin Central Link (SCL) runs for 17km from the Hing Keng portal in the north to Central, HK Island in the south. The SCL section covered in this GI contract comprises marine DHs over Victoria Harbour and land drillholes at the Hung Hom and Causeway Bay landfall areas.  

Scope of Works

Land and Marine based GI comprising about 50 No. drillholes extending to a maximum depth of 100m. Many drillholes were inclined to intercept sub-vertical weak, faulted ground; in-situ testing included Water Absorption, Acoustic Televiewers, Permeability and Pressuremeter tests and borehole advancement used piston and U100 undisturbed sampling and high quality rock sampling towards the lower levels. Specialist marine bathymetric and swathymetric geophysical surveys were completed. 

Year of Completion


Ground investigation

Shatin to Central Link, Stage II, Ground Investigation for Cross Harbour Section