The development, 8km east of Clear Water Bay peninsular close to the East Ninepin group of islands, would be the island state’s largest such project.

CLP Holdings plans to launch a two-year feasibility study later this year with operations set for as soon as 2010. Under the proposals, some 50, 3 – 5 MW offshore turbines will be grid-connected via a submarine cable to Tseung Kwan O and Kowloon.