Balfour Beatty announced that its 50:50 joint venture Gammon has been awarded a HKD2.6 billion contract on behalf of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to construct a new office building in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. As part of the contract, Gammon will be responsible for the construction of a new 25-storey office building with associated retail facilities. Footbridges will also be built to connect the office block with the World Trade Centre Hong Kong as well as a shopping centre.This latest contract award follows Gammon’s appointment to demolish the Excelsior Hotel which previously occupied the site of the new office building.Throughout the project, Gammon will adopt smart construction processes including the creation of a common data environment among contractors, consultants, supply chain partners and the client to enhance collaboration and drive efficiencies.To reduce the project’s carbon emissions and achieve BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0 as well as LEED platinum certifications, Gammon will deploy the Enertainer – an electric-powered battery storage system developed in partnership with AMPD Energy. The Entertainer will be used as the primary power source for construction machinery on site, reducing the need for diesel generators.Works will commence in late 2022 with completion expected in 2025. At construction peak, the project will employ a workforce of approximately 900 people.