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CLP Power Hong Kong commissioned first FSRU

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) and The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd (HK Electric) announced that Hong Kong’s new offshore LNG terminal, jointly developed and constructed by the two power companies, has been commissioned.

The first LNG shipment under a long-term supply agreement has arrived and the LNG was unloaded and stored in the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessel moored at the terminal. Regasified LNG is now being sent to CLP Power’s Black Point Power Station and HK Electric’s Lamma Power Station, raising the low-carbon generation capability and fuel supply security of the power companies in support of Hong Kong’s energy transition.

The offshore LNG terminal in the south-western waters of Hong Kong is the first of its kind in the territory. The world's largest FSRU- Bauhinia Spirit, with an LNG storage capacity of 263,000cbm, has moored at the jetty of the terminal.

CLP Power Managing Director Mr Joseph Law said, “Decarbonisation calls for urgent action. The offshore LNG terminal is a significant step towards helping Hong Kong achieve carbon neutrality before 2050 and strengthen the security of its gas supply. We successfully overcame difficulties during the construction period, in particular severe challenges arising from the pandemic, thanks to the close cooperation between the project teams of the two power companies and the contractor. This has enabled the largest offshore energy infrastructure project in Hong Kong in recent years to go into operation smoothly.”