Plans for 180 MW wind farm off Hong Kong coast

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Plans for a potential 180 MW wind farm off the Hong Kong coast in water depths of close to 27 metres are being developed by Britain's Wind Prospect in collaboration with CLP Power Hong Kong. If the project proceeds, construction is slated to start after 2010, says James Pennay of Wind Prospect China. It would meet 1% of Hong Kong's electricity needs. Wind Prospect, which was involved in the development of the 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in the UK, is currently conducting a feasibility study for the project. CLP is a leading power business in Asia with a diversified project portfolio from coal and nuclear to hydro, wind and biomass. It is also joint shareholder with Australia's Hydro Tasmania in wind developer Roaring 40s, one of the more successful foreign developers in China. CLP is targeting a goal for 5% of its generating capacity to come from renewable energy sources by 2010.

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