An artist's impression of the second phase of Hong Kong's Organic Resources Recovery Centre, or O Park 2, designed and built by China State Construction International Holdings. The project won in the agriculture and food categories of the prestigious Global Call 2022 organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The Global Call is aimed at identifying “innovative solutions in cleantech and sustainable land management”. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
The second phase of Hong Kong's Organic Resources Recovery Centre, or O Park 2, recently won one of the biggest prizes in the Global Call 2022 — a green and low-carbon technology solution competition organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
The event drew 452 applicants from 45 countries and regions, with seven global champions in four categories announced on Monday. The special administrative region's O Park 2, designed and built by China State Construction International Holdings, won in the agriculture and food categories.
The project’s construction began in 2019 and is expected to be in operation next year. The facility will be the SAR's largest waste recycling center.
The project, covering 2.5 hectares, is located at the Sha Ling Livestock Waste Control Centre in North District in the New Territories. Upon completion, the facility could receive and process about 300 tons of source-separated organic waste each day, helping to ease food waste problems in Sheung Shui and North District. It can also support power usage for about 5,000 families.
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The project’s construction began in 2019 and is expected to be in operation next year. The facility will be the SAR's largest waste recycling center. It’s expected to make significant contributions to achieving the city’s green and low-carbon goals. The local catering, food manufacturing, and processing industries dispose about 1,000 tons of organic waste daily. The waste takes up precious landfill space and produces landfill gases and leachate, imposing a long-term burden on the environment.
During the construction process, CSCI utilized various intelligent solutions, including a smart construction site management platform, carbon neutralization cloud computing, and intelligent building techniques. The construction of O Park 2 has reduced 4,240 tons of carbon emissions and realized carbon neutralization.