CLP Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility and Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility


CLP Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility and Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility


On June 9, 2000, the CLP Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility was officially opened by the Hon. TUNG Chee-Hwa, then Chief Executive of the HKSAR. The facility was established to assist the engineering, construction and regulatory communities in Hong Kong to solve wind engineering, wave engineering, and pollution dispersion problems.

Only months later, on April 3, 2001, the Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility opened to provide academics, construction companies and other industries with a cutting-edge geotechnical modeling facility to enhance the design, quality, and safety of engineering projects.

The two facilities were both the first of their kind installed in Hong Kong, becoming significant tools to advance academic research and in tackling engineering challenges facing the local community and beyond.

From 2015 to 2019, the Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility was revamped to focus on the new era of aerodynamics, and acoustics research and development, providing a state-of-the-art low-noise wind tunnel and world-class large acoustic testing laboratories. In 2020, the facility was officially named the Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility to better reflect its new and advanced capabilities.