A drone inspects Castle Peak Power Station in Tuen Mun. Photo: Nora Tam

How Hong Kong electricity company CLP is saving millions of dollars, and potentially lives, with HK$80,000 drones at Tuen Mun’s Castle Peak Power Station

  • Using drones has helped firm slash maintenance and inspection costs by forgoing the need to send humans to do potentially perilous tasks
  • But operators must qualify in pilot competency with the Civil Aviation Department, as any drone weighing more than 7kg is classed as an aircraft
Topic |   Drones

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A drone inspects Castle Peak Power Station in Tuen Mun. Photo: Nora Tam
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Research leader Dr Zhi Ning with one of the drone models. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong authorities set to ramp up fight against air pollution from ships by flying drones to monitor emissions

  • Newly designed sensors can detect pollutants from vessels up to 50 metres from source, with move set to be launched by end of the year
Topic |   Hong Kong air pollution

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Research leader Dr Zhi Ning with one of the drone models. Photo: Dickson Lee
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