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Ho Man Tin Station WAB Entrance Shaft

Project data

Location: Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong

MTR underground station entrance shaft.

Shaft depth: 33m

Construction period: April - June 2015


  • Wall formwork for concrete lining of shaft
  • Support platform to be climbing
  • Transfer of all loads up to 280kN
  • Must meet programme deadline of 4 months to complete the 12 pours
  • Must be fast and simple to operate using only unkilled labours


Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd

Customer's benefit

As the contractor was required to complete the station entrance within 4 months, a proven self-climbing system was required with the following features:

  • Easy to use, with only unskilled labour

  • Self-climbing, as very limited crane time available

  • Fast and reliable

  • Able to meet the tight programme requirement of 4 months to complete

  • Technical Supervisor ensured a swift, trouble-free start-up

PERI solution

  • Single-sided, VARIO GT24 formwork & special single-lift platform system.The system was designed to be supported by only 4 No. wall anchors.

  • One set of RCS hydraulics was provided, capable of lifting 28t at a speed of 1.0m/min with all loads carried by only the 4 No. wall anchors.