Splendid Isolation

Jan 20, 2021 8:20 AM ET
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Extreme situations call for extreme solutions – particularly when the world is in the grip of a devastating pandemic and lives depends upon fast, decisive action.

So, when the Hong Kong government created a quarantine centre to stop the spread of the disease, CLP Power rose to the challenge and provided the technical expertise to make it possible in record time.

Built on a stretch of barren land on Lantau Island, the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre was connected to the power grid in around two months thanks to the extraordinary efforts of a team of dedicated CLP Power engineers.

The first two phases of the facility, providing a total of 1,500 quarantine units, were completed in July and September 2020, giving engineers a matter of just weeks in each case to provide a power supply to what had previously been undeveloped land without any power or basic infrastructure…

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