28 February 2013
Unitech has participated in the Technical Visit to Penang Second Bridge Project today. The half day technical visit was organized by the Royal Institution of Surveyors (RISM) Northern Branch.
The Penang Second Bridge is a new bridge under construction in Penang, Malaysia. It will connect Batu Kawan in the mainland Seberang Perai and Batu Maung on Penang Island. It will be the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after Penang Bridge. The total length of the RM3 billion bridge is 24km and will become the longest bridge in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
The Penang Second Bridge is a High Impact Project (HIP) launched under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. Being a High Impact Project, it is seen as a key catalyst in the socio-economic development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) of Malaysia. The project is being delivered by a special purpose Concession Company formed by the government of Malaysia, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB). The bridge measuring a total of 24km in length is being constructed by UEM Builders Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the UEM Group Malaysia, as well as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of the China Construction & Communications Group (CCCG). Construction of the bridge linking Batu Kawan on the mainland and Batu Maung on Penang Island, began in 2007. It is scheduled for completion by September 2013 and the bridge will be opened to traffic on 8 September 2013.
Photo 1: Approaching the second bridge.
Photo 2: A closer look at the construction.
Photo 3: Precast box girdle bridge structure.
Photo 4: A view under the bridge.
Photo 5: “Stitching” to join bridge with main structure.
Photo 6: A closer look at the mechanical formwork.
Photo 7: The 100m high main pillars.
Photo 8: Among the first to be on the new bridge.
We would like to thank RISM Northern Branch for organizing such a meaningful event for its members and not forgetting the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for giving the participants a well-informed video presentation on the design criteria and construction methods employed for this much-anticipated second link. We wish them a successful completion and commissioning soon.