Government Proposes to Allow Ground Investigation Works at Lamma Island (China)

Government Proposes to Allow Ground Investigation Works at Lamma Island

The Government proposes to allow the Hongkong Electric Company, Limited to carry out offshore ground investigation works involving borehole drilling and soil sampling at the sea-bed of 35 locations situated about 3.5 kilometres southwest of Lamma Island.

The works are part of the feasibility study on utilising wind energy for power generation at the proposed offshore wind farm site southwest of Lamma Island.

The proposed works are to investigate the soil conditions of the site to help finalise the suitable foundation design and layout for the development of the proposed offshore wind farm. The area of sea-bed affected at each location is approximately 0.5 square metres and the total area affected is approximately 17.5 square metres.

The proposed works are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2013 and complete by 2014.

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Press Release, July 12, 2013

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