27 May 2016
Hong Kong’s First Self-sustained Sludge Treatment Facility T·PARK Opens to Public
Located at Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong’s first self-sustained sludge treatment facility T·PARK will open to public from 29 June 2016.
The HK$5.4 billion T·PARK signifies Hong Kong’s dedication to waste reduction through transforming waste into energy, and becoming a low-carbon city. Combining a variety of advanced technologies into a single complex, T·PARK comprises sludge incinerators, as well as power generation, desalination, educational and ecological facilities.
With a treatment capacity of up to 2000 tonnes of sludge per day, T·PARK’s incineration system can reduce 90 per cent of the sludge, substantially lowering landfill loading.
Heat generated during the incinerations is recovered for electricity generation to meet on-site operational needs. Surplus electricity generated from incinerations will be exported to public power grid for the benefits of the public, meeting the needs of up to 4 000 households at maximum design throughput.
T·PARK also adopts a zero-wastewater-discharge policy. Wastewater generated is treated and reused for irrigation, flushing and cleaning purposes. Rainwater is collected for non-potable use in the park. The park also houses a seawater desalination plant that produces fresh water for use on-site.
T·PARK, together with Stage 2A of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme, won the distinction award in the category of Wastewater Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2016. It was also presented the Grand Award in this year’s Structural Excellence Award by the Hong Kong institution of Engineers / The Institution of Structural Engineers Joint Structural Division.
To raise public awareness of sustainable development, members of public are welcome to visit the award-wining T·PARK to explore its green features. There is a wide range of educational and leisure facilities in the park, including a landscaped garden with five themes, a roof garden, a wetland habitat for wildlife, and three spa pools with different temperatures using the waste heat energy recovered from the sludge incineration. Guided tours are also available upon reservation.
For more information about T·PARK, please visit its themeatic website at http://tpark.hk.