Eagle’s Nest Tunnel, Hong Kong

Area: 36,200m² | Year of Completion: 2006

Eagle’s Nest Tunnel comprises two 2.1km, three-lane tunnels from Butterfly Valley to Sha Tin Valley through Eagle’s Nest mountain (granite). It was officially opened on 21 March 2008. Eagle’s Nest Tunnel and Sha Tin Heights Tunnel are road tunnels in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The tunnels connect Cheung Sha Wan through Eagle’s Nest hill to Tai Wai, and are linked by a shared toll plaza. Eagle’s Nest Tunnel is connected at its southern end to Stonecutters Bridge and Ching Cheung Road, whereas Sha Tin Heights Tunnel is linked at the northern end to Che Kung Miu Road and Tai Po Road.

TECO supplied 36,200m2 of white vitreous enamel panels for this project. Vitreous enamel panels are recognized as the best decoration wall cladding product for tunnels in terms of fire safety, low maintenance demand, and durability. Vitreous enamel finish outlasts any other surface coating used in the tunnel environment with no degradation in performance for decades. Furthermore, they are naturally reflective which can increase visibility and driving safety inside the tunnel. It is the perfect finish of cladding material for highly trafficked public infrastructure applications like Tunnels.