Extreme situations call for extreme solutions – particularly when the world is in the grip of a devastating pandemic and lives depends upon fast, decisive action.
So, when the Hong Kong government created a quarantine centre to stop the spread of the disease, CLP Power rose to the challenge and provided the technical expertise to make it possible in record time.
Built on a stretch of barren land on Lantau Island, the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre was connected to the power grid in around two months thanks to the extraordinary efforts of a team of dedicated CLP Power engineers.
The first two phases of the facility, providing a total of 1,500 quarantine units, were completed in July and September 2020, giving engineers a matter of just weeks in each case to provide a power supply to what had previously been undeveloped land without any power or basic infrastructure.
“I’ve been an engineer for more than 30 years, and I have never seen a major power supply project completed in such a short period of time,” says CLP Power engineer Wong Shu Tong with a sense of wonder. Click on the video to hear him speak about his project experience.