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Record power for Hong Kong housing project

Issue 6 and Volume 7.

Record power for Hong Kong housing project

Wah Seng Construction Co., Hong Kong, are to supply 23 Atlas Copco gensets to generate 3.5MW for one of the first private housing developments along Hong Kong`s West Kowloon corridor.

Wah Seng Construction are relying on the 3.5MW prime baseload power for all electrical services during construction. The project represents one of the largest number of Atlas Copco sets on any single construction project in Hong Kong.

The West Kowloon corridor covers a 334ha reclamation area and will eventually provide housing for 90.000 people. The first phase, Island Harbourview, will comprise nine highrise towers and include 2314 apartments, due for tenancy during 2000.

In total five QAS138`s, rated at 100kW, 125kVA; two QAS168`s, rated at 120kW, 150kVA; thirteen QAS228`s, rated at 160 kW, 200kVA, and, three QAS338`s rated at 240kW, 300kVA provide the 3.54MW, 4425MVA power.

The Atlas Copco QAS series of gensets are housed in a sturdy weatherproof enclosure, mounted on a heavy duty skid base which allows sets to be easily moved around construction sites. The foam lining of the unit`s doors attenuates noise to a level that fully complies with EC regulations.