HKND entrusted China Railway Construction Corporation, (hereafter 'CRCC') to undertake technical feasibility studies, McKinsey & Company to provide fact based data and analysis, and Environmental Resource Management (hereafter 'ERM') to undertake social and environmental evaluations and impact assessments.
At the same time, HKND has invited XCMG, SBE from Belgium and MEC Mining from Australia to help on the project. The participation of these companies will provide valuable expertise on construction standards, scale, and route selection while also providing effective support on construction equipment and techniques. The expertise of these companies provides enormous capacity support and profit assurance on canal operations, considerably increasing the project’s ability to manage risk.
China Railway SIYUAN Survey and Design Group, is the lead design contractor, and is also in charge of the road sub-project design. Changjiang Institute of Survey, Planning, Design and Research has responsibility for the design of the canal project. The CCCC Second Harbor Consultants has responsibility for the design of the ports’ sub-project. The Civil Aviation Engineering Consulting Company of China has responsibility for the design of the airport sub-project. The Shenzhen LAY-OUT Planning Consultants has responsibility for the design of the free trade zone and holiday resort sub-projects.