Black & Veatch served as the contractor’s designer for the non-dredged installation. HKIA selected a project team with international, Mainland China and Hong Kong experience to excel in the science and technology innovation. “Our global experience with complex projects enhanced our collaboration with the cross-cultural project team to identify optimal solutions that meet HKIA’s requirements. These solutions include co-developing a method for long-distance drilling; designing a set of tailor-made drill pipes to support drilling to a distance of 5.2 kilometers; and developing a suitable drilling fluid and proper coating system to provide a 50-year life expectancy for the pipeline,” said Andy Kwok, Managing Director, Black & Veatch Hong Kong. The two existing aviation fuel pipelines are laid 10 meters (m) below the seabed. As parts of them lie within the land formation footprint of the airport’s future Three-runway System, a section had to be diverted to ensure the continuous supply of fuel to the airport will not be affected by reclamation works. HKIA adopted HDD to install two new 500millimeter-diameter aviation fuel pipelines in the rock stratum at 100m below seabed to replace the existing pipelines. The no-dig method met its requirements for an environmentally-friendly design that would minimize disturbance to the marine environment. Deploying the intersection construction method for long-distance drilling allowed Black & Veatch and the project team to shorten the drilling length, which effectively reduced both construction and environmental risks. The HKIA project reflects Black & Veatch’s long-term business strategy of delivering optimal solutions to complicated requirements that align to Hong Kong’s development plans. A recent example of this strategy includes the company’s appointment to address the future water demands of Lantau Island. Editor's Notes: Black & Veatch’s first projects in Hong Kong date back more than 85 years. Black & Veatch team is designing the hydraulic and water treatment systems for HKIA’s Three-runway System to be completed by 2024. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) is responsible for the operation and development of HKIA. The AA is a statutory body wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Media Contact: EMILY CHIA | +65 6761 3511 p | +65 9875 8907 m | ChiaLP@BV.com24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866 496 9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent). Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability.