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Technical Seminar: Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant

Date, time & venue 
2019-02-13;18:30pm – 20:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Programme Highlight

Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant is a key water supply management initiative under the Total Water Management strategy promulgated by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  The desalination plant will help diversify the water supply resources to better prepare Hong Kong for coping with climate change.


The first stage of Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant will have a water production capacity of 135,000 cubic metres (m3) per day with provision for future expansion to the ultimate capacity up to 270,000 m3 per day, meeting 5% to 10% of the fresh water demand of Hong Kong.  The desalination plant will draw sea water from Joss House Bay, adopt reverse osmosis desalination technology and produce fresh water in compliance with the Hong Kong Drinking Water Standards.  The project also involves construction of an associated trunk feed system for transferring fresh water from the desalination plant to the existing service reservoirs in Tseung Kwan O.  The technical seminar will present uprising challenges and strategic measures; global desalination perspective, the desalination plant project, overview of typical desalination plant design, and progress update on Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant.



Free of Charge.



Chief Engineer/Consultants Management, Water Supplies Department, HKSARG

The Chief Engineer/Consultants Management of the Water Supplies Department is responsible for the implementation of various key waterworks projects, including Tai Po Water Treatment Works Expansion, Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant, etc..

Dr. Srinivas (Vasu) Veerapaneni, Desalination Technology Leader, Black & Veatch

Dr. Srinivas (Vasu) Veerapaneni has 27-year experience in advanced treatment processes for desalination, reuse, membrane separation, emerging technologies and concentrate treatment.  He has authored 70 technical papers and conference proceedings, and conducted a number of applied research projects for desalination and concentrate treatment.  He has led the process design of numerous seawater reverse osmosis desalination facilities, including the Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant (HK), the Escondida Water Supply project (Chile) and SingSpring and TuasSpring Desalination Plant (Singapore). Dr Vasu has considerable experience in the process design of water treatment plants including the Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant (Australia), the expansion of the 70 mgd Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment Scheme (USA), and Changi NEWater plants (Singapore).


Registration & Enquiries

The seminar will be conducted in English. Presentation materials will be in English.


The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division and previous registered participants. Please complete the on-line registration at Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email.


For enquiries, please contact: Ms Yuki Leung via email:


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