CSCEC contributes to Shenzhen Special Economic Zone's 40 years of development

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Shenzhen recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its establishment as a special economic zone. During the past 40 years, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has devoted itself to the construction of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and promoting Shenzhen to become an exemplar of high-quality development.

In early 1983, CSCEC won the bid for the construction of the Shenzhen Guomao Building, the tallest building in China at the time. On August 19 of that year, the project began to test the slip forming of the standard floor, and it adopted the technique of large-scale inside-outside synchronous slip forming for the first time in China. This project won the award of the National Prime-quality Project, the third prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and the China Construction Engineering Luban Prize of 1987.

In 1987, the construction of the Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station began. Thirty-three advanced new technologies and processes were employed in this civil engineering project. In the quality evaluation organized by international power stations in 1994, its overall score ranked first among 432 large power plants.

In 1994, the Shenzhen Diwang Building broke ground, and its construction was completed in 1996. It rose to 384 meters, which was the tallest building in Asia and the fourth tallest building in the world at the time. Its width to height ratio is 1 to 9. Eleven new technologies were used in the construction process.

In 1998, the construction of the Shenzhen Civic Center started. Its long-span roof has an area of 63,000 square meters, a total weight of 9,000 metric tons, and a length of 486 meters. It was then China's largest long-span roof with a special-shaped curved steel structure.

In November 2012, CSCEC subsidiary China Overseas Land & Investment Limited collaborated with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to build the Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition into an urban cultural infrastructure and a landmark in Shenzhen.

In November 2013, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Terminal 3 was opened for operation. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport was then the fourth largest airport in China. It serves as one of the most important international airline hubs and integrated transport hubs in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It also acts as a main airport for domestic passengers and a regional cargo hub, forming a large Pearl River Delta airport group with Hong Kong International Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Macao International Airport, and Zhuhai Jinwan Airport.

In October 2016, Line 9 of the Shenzhen Metro was opened for trial operation two months ahead of schedule. So far, this metro line has overcome 326 key technical challenges during construction. The application of the pre-buried chute technology was unprecedented in metro construction in China. One hundred and thirty-seven obstructing piles of piled foundations were cut as the tunnel boring machine passed through, which solved a problem of large-scale cutting of piles that intersects the tunnel.

In November 2016, the completion and acceptance of the Shenzhen Ping An International Finance Center project were approved. This 600-meter-high diamond-shaped tower is a new landmark of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the tallest building in southern China.

In July 2019, Section I of the Shenzhen MSU-BIT University project constructed by CSCEC held the turn-key ceremony. This project was the first iconic building resulting from the cooperation in education between China and Russia. The official commissioning of the project marked closer ties in cultural exchange and cooperation between the two countries.

In September 2019, the construction of the Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center was completed, and it was officially opened on Nov. 4 of the same year. Its construction area is 1.61 million square meters, which is the largest single building in Shenzhen since the city was established. It plays a positive role in promoting the construction of Shenzhen as a demonstration pilot zone.

At present, Changzhen public housing and its ancillary projects constitute the largest prefabricated community that is currently under construction in China, and the largest public housing project in Shenzhen. This project adopts a variety of advanced green construction technologies, aiming to set a national and even world-class benchmark for public housing. Upon completion, it can provide 9,672 units of social security housing for skilled workers and affordable housing for middle- and low-income families.

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