Stabilization of the backslopes to these power stations was described in issue 18(4) of the journal. This photograph shows a model of the completed power station and the stabilized slope behind it. The major thermal power complex embodies two stations, namely an ‘A’ Station of four 350 Mw steam driven turbo-generators with four 60 Mw gas turbine units and a ‘B’ Station of four 677.5 Mw steam driven turbo-generators. L. G. Mouchel & Partners and L. G. Mouchel & Partners (Asia), consulting civil engineers, commenced feasibility siting studies in mid 1977 and a start was made reclaiming the selected site in May 1978. To date four gas turbines and five steam driven turbo-generator units totalling 2317.5 Mw have been commissioned, all on or ahead of schedule; commissioning of the final unit at the ‘B’ Station isprogrammed for 1990.
The gas turbine installation was fully commissioned in 1981 with the first unit of the ‘A’ Station following in February 1982, less than 4 years from starting to excavate 10 million m3 of hillside and depositing the spoil into the sea to create the site. Civil construction on the ‘B’ Station commenced in March 1982 with the first unit being brought to full power in November 1985, four months ahead of schedule. This 4350 Mw complex will be the largest power station development in South East Asia.
The model was displayed at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, before being freighted to Hong Kong where it will be permanently exhibited at Castle