The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

            275 kV Cable Laying Work from Lamma Island to Hong Kong South



            To meet the future growth of electricity demand and to provide a reliable electricity supply to the customers, The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. will need to install additional submarine cables to transmit electricity from Lamma Power Station to Hong Kong Island. 


After a broad route assessment and full consultation with all concerned Government departments and Island District Council, the new cable route between Lamma and Hong Kong South will land at Yung Shue Wan South (remote area in proximity to Lamma Power Station), Pak Kok Tsui on Lamma and Cyberport. The route consists of 2 submarine cable crossings, as shown in Figure A at Appendix I. The cables have to make a landing at Pak Kok Tsui to avoid crossing over Water Supplies Department’s existing “Sandy Bay – Lamma” submarine water pipe at sea. 


            The majority of the cable route is buried in the seabed with short sections along the coastal land at Yung Shue Wan South and Pak Kok areas. The alignments are shown in the attached drawing.


            Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the submarine cable route was conducted and the final Environmental Impact Assessment Report was endorsed by Environmental Protection Department. During implementation of the project, stringent measures will be taken to minimize impact to the environment.


            Construction of landing points will start from May, 2004 aiming for submarine cable laying in the 4th quarter of 2005


We wish to take this opportunity to apologize to all who may be affected by the construction works. We shall do our utmost to minimize any inconvenience.


For enquiries, please call our 24-hour hotline at telephone number 28143443. Our Resident Engineer is Mr. Raymond Ng, his daytime contact telephone number is 98130591






May, 2004