Hong Kong’s CLP Power to submit FSRU EIS soon

Hong Kong utility CLP Power said the environmental impact statement for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will soon be presented to the government.

The company’s CEO Richard Lancaster said the construction of the $700 million gas-fired unit at Black Point power station was progressing with start-up planned for 2020.

Lancaster noted, “the government targets to reduce carbon intensity by 65-70% in 2030 from the 2005 levels. Significantly for us, it has mandated an increase in the use of natural gas to around 50% of the total fuel mix for electricity generation in 2020.”

The company said in its annual report that “good progress” has been made on the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to be located in the southern waters of Hong Kong.

According to the report, the company also made steps with LNG supply to the terminal and the FSRU vessel arrangements.

It was earlier reported by Reuters that Shell could be the first company to ink an LNG supply deal and deliver the chilled fuel to Hong Kong.

According to the news agency, Shell would deliver 1.2 million tons of LNG per year to the Hong Kong utility under a 10-year term.