China Light & Power (CLP) and its other partners are set to contest an interim injunction won by Shui On Civil Contractors after a dispute over the $24 billion Black Point power station. Shui On obtained the ex parte injunction last week against CLP, ING Bank and the Castle Peak Power Company, joint owned by CLP and Exxon Energy. None of the defendants were at the hearing and the judge did not hear evidence or submissions from them. Shui On resorted to legal action after a simmering row over the quality of engineering works at the site. The firm, one of the territory's top contractors, scooped one of the early contracts for the 2,400 MW station with an order more than three years ago to carry out site formation work. This involved extensive concreting, reclamation and associated infrastructure. 'The interim injunction is a temporary one and seeks to prevent the enforcement of certain rights arising under the relevant contract,' CLP said. It refused to go into details, but it is believed the power partners have withheld paying Shui On the full value of its work amid allegations of poor quality construction. 'CLP intends to contest the proceedings vigorously and is looking forward to the opportunity to put forward its own case,' the company said. CLP claims that the Black Point station will be the most cost-effective of its power plants when it becomes fully operational. The first of eight gas-fired generators is about to start supplying consumers using gas via a 778 kilometre long pipeline from an offshore field off Hainan Island.