Final joint of subsea tunnel of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge installed successfully


At 10:33 PM May 2, as Lin Ming, General Manager of the Project Department of CCCC's Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Island & Tunnel Project, completed his report, CCCC President Chen Fenjian announced, "The final joint of the subsea tunnel of Hong Kong-Macao-Zhuhai Bridge has been installed successfully." The installation of the final joint costing CCCC's constructors more than three years has drawn to a successful end.

The hoisting of the 6,000t final joint is the largest of its kind in China's transportation field, and a 90-degree rotation after the hoisting of the joint marks a new leap in gravity conquering. From hoisting to entry into water, the whole process was smooth. The joint was hoisted stably, rotated fluidly and entered water peacefully. 12,000t floating crane "Zhenhua 30" perfectly showed the extraordinary strength of the "pillar of the great power" through outstanding performance.

After witnessing the installation of the final joint in the full process, the top domestic and foreign immersed tunnel experts from Hong Kong, Japan and the Netherlands spoke highly of the innovation intelligence of Chinese engineers, the leap of China's engineering level and the tremendous strength of the "pillar of the great power", and admired CCCC constructors for working another engineering miracle by completing the installation of the final joint of the immersed tunnel which should have taken six months within only one day.