Updated: Mar 28
Leighton Asia, a leading international construction company established in 1975 and headquartered in Hong Kong, has received Dolphin1 Remote-controlled Lifebuoys from OceanAlpha for its Boardwalk underneath Island Eastern Corridor Project. The lifebuoys were delivered on March 3, 2023, and were put through rigorous testing and training sessions.
The Boardwalk underneath Island Eastern Corridor (2.2 km from Oil Street to Ho Yiu Street) connects Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay of Hong Kong Island. Upon completion of the proposed Boardwalk, the harbourfront of the northern shore of Hong Kong Island stretching from Shek Tong Tsui in the Western District to Aldrich Bay in Shau Kei Wan will be fully connected, providing a continuous promenade of some 12 km long for public enjoyment. The Dolphin1 Remote-controlled Lifebuoys will enhance safety measures along the harbourfront to safeguard the workforce and the community.
"We are delighted to have received the Dolphin1 Remote-controlled Lifebuoys from OceanAlpha, which will help us provide a safer environment for our workforce and for those visitors to the Community Liaison Centre," said Bob Yeung, Project Director of Leighton Asia, "the rigorous testing and training have demonstrated the effectiveness and reliability of the lifebuoys. We look forward to putting them into use and enhancing the safety of the area."
The Dolphin1 Remote-controlled Lifebuoys are designed and manufactured by OceanAlpha, a world-renowned unmanned surface vehicle (USV) company. These lifebuoys are equipped with a remote control system that allows rescuers to deploy them quickly in case of emergencies. With a maximum speed of 3.3m/s, faster than any human swimmer, Dolphin1 can reach the drowning victims immediately and bring them back to a safe place.
Dolphin1 Remote-controlled Lifebuoys have been successfully used in numerous rescue operations worldwide, including rescuing a 15-year-old boy from drowning at sea in Weihai, China. The acquisition of these lifebuoys by Leighton Asia demonstrates the company's dedication to enhancing its safety confidence in its workplace and public areas.
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About Leighton Asia
Established in 1975, Leighton Asia’s first projects included the Tuen Mun reclamation and Discovery Bay project, both in Hong Kong. In the 1980s and 1990s, the company expanded into Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia and now also operates in Indonesia and Singapore, with renowned projects including the new Australian Embassy Compound in Jakarta, Indonesia.
As a proven leader in the delivery of complex tunnel, rail and road networks, Leighton Asia also delivers turn-key renewable energy infrastructure including utility-scale wind, geothermal energy and waste-to-power installations. Its building projects range from schools, embassies and luxury high-rise residential towers, to large scale leisure complexes, a growing number of which are built to international green building and energy efficiency standards. Leighton Asia is now the CIMIC Group’s construction focused business in Asia.
Founded in 2010, OceanAlpha is the leading Unmanned Surface Vehicles / Autonomous Surface Vehicles company in the world. The company have more than 200 engineers and hold 402 pieces of USV related patents. Today, its products are redefining the way of data acquisition, life-saving, auto-piloting and swam controlling in the marine industry. OceanAlpha is devoted to helping professionals in, for example, water sampling, hydrography survey, patrol & drowning rescue accomplish their work safer, faster, and with greater efficiency than ever before...