The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Fire Division

Date & Time

04 Jun 2024    
14:00 - 17:00


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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Room FJ301

Event Type


Registration & Enquires

The event is free of charge. Registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 100. Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Priority will be given to members of HKIE EG and Fire Division and HKPU staff and student. Please complete the online registration below. The deadline for registration is 31 May 2024. Successful applicants will be notified separately. 

Official Language

Cantonese supplemented with English Terminology & PPT presentation. 

Topic 1: Local Hydrogen Supply – Towngas’ Innovative ways

In recent years, carbon neutrality has emerged as a crucial global concern, given its profound implications for future generations. The targets to achieve carbon neutrality have been set in the country’s “30-60” dual carbon goals and the HKSAR Government’s “Climate Action Plan 2050. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (HFCV) is one of the options to achieve zero emission in transportation sector. In this seminar, Speaker will share the current development strategies in the production & delivery in Hong Kong and how our town gas can ignite the hydrogen economy with a fasttrack, safe, efficient, and low-cost hydrogen supply by utilizing the existing infrastructure. 

Speaker: Ir Sammy Kong 

A 24-year veteran of Hong Kong’s gas and energy sectors, Ir Sammy Kong is a chartered member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers. Now, he serves as the Assistant General Manager – Commercial & Industrial Marketing & Sales for The Hong Kong and China Gas Co. Ltd. Over recent years, he has been a prime mover in a number of Hong Kong’s rapidly developing hydrogen energy projects, with a particular focus on those related to green transportation. 

Topic 2: An Introduction on Hydrogen Fuel Cell and It’s Application on Zero Carbon Emission Power Generation

HK SAR Government targeted to reach carbon neutrality in 2050 and reduce 50% of carbon emission by 2030 using 2005 as the base, by “net -zero electricity generation”, “energy saving and green building”, “green transport”, and “waste reduction”. Electricity generation take part of 67% of carbon emission in Hong Kong. New energy sources shall be developed to achieve net-zero emission in power generation. Hydrogen Fuel Cell are new energy sources for power generation with no carbon emission which can pay important role in carbon emission reduction roadmap. 

In this seminar, Speaker will share the application and installation consideration of hydrogen fuel cell.

Speaker: Mr. PS Chan 

More than 30 years experience in building services installation, recently also involved in absorption chiller and hydrogen fuel cell business with his company’s support. Chan has his first Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services in 2004 and Master of Science in Energy & Environment in 2013 from The City University Hong Kong. He’s now Assistant General Manager in Project Division of Shun Hing Engineering Contracting Company Limited in Shun Hing Group.

Topic 3: Fire Safety Considerations for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (HFCVs)

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) are a promising and sustainable alternative to conventional fossil fuel-powered transportation. HFCV research and promotion have been spearheaded by certain countries. However, concerns about their safety and the lack of
comprehensive regulations for fire safety in enclosed spaces, like carparks and tunnels, have emerged. 

This session will provide an overview of the HFCV market, discuss their components and mechanisms, analyze fire hazards and behaviors, review existing regulations, and outline key considerations for effective fire safety designs. The goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fire safety challenges associated with HFCVs.

Speaker: Ir Yueci Zhao 

Ir Yueci Zhao is an Associate at Arup Hong Kong with nearly 20 years of experience in fire safety engineering. She has worked in Australia, New Zealand, and Mainland China before settling in Hong Kong. 

She specializes in developing performance-based fire safety design solutions and integrated strategies for various building types, including airports, commercial buildings, data centers, education facilities, healthcare centers, hotels/resorts, industrial buildings, retail spaces, railway/metro stations, sports complexes, and tall buildings. Her expertise covers fire engineering design, risk assessment, safety audits, structural fire engineering assessment, façade fire safety, fire safety management, emergency evacuation planning, and more. 

Recently, she has been leading studies and research on façade fire safety and emerging technologies, such as Electrical Vehicles, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Quantitative Risk Assessment, and HFCVs, within the Arup East Asia Fire Engineering Skill Network.


Bookings are closed for this event.