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Hongkong Electric is studying the feasibility of developing a 100MW offshore wind farm in Hong Kong waters.

The company has submitted a project profile to Government for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) study brief to build an offshore wind farm at two potential sites, i.e., 3.5 km southwest of Lamma Island and 3.2 km southeast of Ninepin Group. The sites have been identified after taking into account factors such as wind potential, navigation channel, seabed utilities, marine conservation areas, water depths and proximity to Hongkong Electric’s power grid. The plan is to build a total of 40 triple-bladed wind turbines, each of 2.5MW, at the wind farm. The EIA study will take more than a year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2007, covering areas like potential impacts on the environment, ecology and fisheries, both during construction and operation phases. At the same time, layout configuration design and cable routing will be studied, after which detailed wind monitoring will be carried out.
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