Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Civil Engineering and Development Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government to review and assess the supply chain of concrete in the city. The study will assess Hong Kong’s ability to meet the projected demand for concrete in the short, medium and long term, as well as evaluating the impact if there was ever a shortage in supply.
Concrete is one of the most commonly used materials for the construction of infrastructure and building projects in Hong Kong so the stability and security of concrete supply is crucial for project delivery. With large-scale developments, such as public housing and regional transport networks, being planned for the coming decades, it is of strategic importance to ensure that the supply chain of concrete is capable of meeting the needs of the construction industry.
To ensure security and stability of concrete supply, practical and operable measures will be investigated by Mott MacDonald. These include identifying and recommending potentially suitable sites at strategic locations for new concrete batching plants. The company will also formulate a strategy, including mitigation measures, to ensure the security and stability of concrete supply to meet projected demand.
Sai Ching, Project Director, Mott MacDonald said: “With the continued development of Hong Kong, the amount of construction works and the demand for concrete will remain high in the foreseeable future. There is clearly an urgent need to ensure that the strength of the supply chain will be adequate to meet future demand. Land is always in short supply in Hong Kong. Therefore, identifying suitable sites at strategic locations for potential concrete batching plants will be a key task under the Study."