Binnies awarded new Drainage Services Department consultancy agreement to improve coastal water quality in Hong Kong

Binnies Hong Kong has been appointed by the Drainage Services Department (DSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to investigate, design and supervise the construction of one of Hong Kong’s large-scale dry weather flow interceptors (DWFI). The project, which aims to mitigate the pollution problems in the harbour area, is the first consultancy agreement awarded to Binnies Hong Kong after its acquisition by the RSK group and change of company name from Black & Veatch Hong Kong to Binnies Hong Kong.

The DWFI will be constructed in Shau Kei Wan, on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. It will be the city’s seventh, with Binnies Hong Kong selected to deliver consultancy services to six of them.

Binnies Hong Kong has pioneered an innovative approach that involves the intercepted dry weather flow from a stormwater collection system being filtered on-site and discharged to the harbour area, instead of adding a burden to the existing sewerage system. The project will focus on developing a human-centred and environmentally friendly design that blends into the surrounding environment and the creation of additional public space and amenities, turning the public infrastructure into a platform to bring the community together.

“Construction of the DWFIs plays a crucial role in the overall strategy to enhance the quality of the coastal waters of Victoria Harbour,” says Andy Kwok, Managing Director of Binnies Hong Kong. “We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship and collaboration with the DSD and to deliver a world-class harbour-front area for the local community.”

The main objective of the DWFIs is to stop the polluted flow in the stormwater collection system from entering the coastal harbour. Binnies Hong Kong will be involved in reviewing the filtering technology, preparing the design, assisting in procurement, supervising construction and commissioning.

About Binnies

At Binnies, we create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery. Backed by a culture that has stayed true since our founding over 100 years ago, Binnies develops intelligent water and environmental solutions using a whole lifecycle approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. We strive to continue to elevate the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is an RSK Group Company and was formerly part of Black & Veatch.

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About the RSK Group (RSK)

RSK is a leading, integrated, environmental, engineering and technical services group comprised of over 100 businesses.   The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

For over 30 years, RSK has been helping organisations realise their business goals efficiently, cost-effectively and with the minimum environmental and social impact. We deliver practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. As a client-focused business, our services are constantly evolving to directly respond to or pre-empt global conditions and legislative drivers.

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