Leighton Asia wins $110m contract for Hong Kong’s Black Point Power Station


CIMIC Group's company Leighton Asia has secured a A$148m ($110m) contract from Castle Peak Power Company to provide civil work for the Black Point Power Station combined cycle gas turbine project located in New Territories region, Hong Kong.

Leighton Asia will carry out excavation and lateral support activities, as well as develop deep shafts and pipe jacking for the delivery of a new cooling water intake and discharge facility, which will include a new pumping station and underground cooling water pipelines.

In addition, a maintenance shaft and turbine hall will be used to house the power generation equipment and associated facilities.

The Black Point Power Station became operational in 1996 and is owned by Castle Peak Power Company, a joint venture between CLP Power Hong Kong (70%) and China Southern Power Grid International (HK) (30%).

"It is our privilege to contribute our innovative and diverse capabilities to ensure Castle Peak Power Company achieves its additional gas-fired generation targets by 2020."

Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2019.

CIMIC Group's chief executive officer (CEO) Adolfo Valderas said: “CIMIC Group and Leighton Asia have built productive and enduring relationships with clients across the power generation sector, and it is our privilege to contribute our innovative and diverse capabilities to ensure Castle Peak Power Company achieves its additional gas-fired generation targets by 2020.”

CIMIC Group currently has presence in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North and South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Image: Black Point Power Station in Hong Kong. Photo: © CPB Contractors