Expansion of Tai Po Water Treatment Works and Ancillary Raw Water and Fresh Water Transfer Facilities - Design and Build of New Stream II
Tai Po Water Treatment Works (hereinafter referred to as “TPWTW”) is now undergoing an expansion to double the water treatment capacity from the current 400,000m3 per day to 800,000m3 per day upon completion in 2018. The TPWTW covers an area of about 10 hectares, supplying fresh water to Tai Po, West and Central Kowloon, and the Central and Western Districts of Hong Kong Island. Upon completion of the expansion, the number of building facilities of TPWTW will be increased from the existing 16 to 24, integrated with green features and renewable energy technologies.
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) is keenly aware of our responsibility towards the environment and is striving to secure, conserve and protect water resources for current and future generations in a sustainable manner. In addition to providing a safe and reliable potable water supply for the community, we are dedicated to reduce environmental impact by integrating green and energy saving initiatives into our water infrastructure and processes.
BEAM Plus is devoted in promoting safer, healthier, more comfortable and more efficient buildings, which is in line with WSD’s missions to maintain and motivate an effective, efficient and committed workforce to serve the community and to remain conscious of our responsibilities towards the environment.
Apart from the new water treatment components, Tai Po Water Treatment Works (TPWTW) has an extensive coverage of existing facilities which were built more than a decade ago. Many innovative and creative solutions were developed to integrate various green and sustainable features into the new as well as the existing buildings, and achieve BEAM Plus accreditation for TPWTW in its entirety as a green infrastructure.
TPWTW is located in a remote area surrounded by hilly and mountainous terrain with limited space and restrictive access. Designed to build in harmony with the surrounding landscape, a compact plant design with stacking of multi-treatment processes in multi-level buildings was adopted to minimize the footprint of TPWTW, thus leading to reduction of carbon footprint and ultimately creating an environmentally conscious facility.
Sharing the same vision and goal, the project team is forging ahead with huge efforts and continuous collaboration towards delivering a successful green infrastructure project for achieving the BEAM Plus Final Platinum rating, which further demonstrates WSD’s commitment to build a sustainable community.
|Number of Blocks||24 Blocks|
|Number of Storeys||1 to 6 Storeys|
|Type||Government, Institutional and Community|
|Project Developer / Owner||Water Supplies Department|
|Project Manager||Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited|
|Main Contractor||China State – ATAL Joint Venture|
|Environmental Consultant||Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited|
|Supervising Officer||Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited|
|Architectural Consultant||Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited; A.Lead Architect Ltd|
|Landscape Architectural Consultant||A.Lead Architect Ltd|
|Designer||China State – ATAL Joint Venture; Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited|
|BEAM Plus Consultant||BeeXergy Consulting Limited|