Low Carbon Green Hotel Development Alliance Congratulates MGM on the Full Use of Natural Gas

The Low Carbon Green Hotel Development Alliance (LCGHDA) is committed to building a green and low-carbon future by uniting the effort of hotel industry and bringing industry and community together to take action to implement carbon reduction targets. Under the guidance of actively responding to the national dual-carbon vision and the Macau SAR Government’s environmental protection and low-carbon policy, as well as the initiative to optimize the energy mix, LCGHDA congratulates MGM on achieving a new green milestone – with MGM MACAU has become the first hotel on the Macau Peninsula to convert to natural gas, such a changeover also makes MGM the first integrated resort operator to adopt clean and low-carbon natural gas across all its properties, achieving great strides in the green energy operation.

Energy conservation and emission reduction both play essential roles in the sustainable development of enterprises. To further align with the Macao SAR government on green energy initiatives, MGM has pressed ahead with a series of collaborations with Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) and Nam Kwong Natural Gas Company Ltd since 2021, to facilitate MGM MACAU’s conversion into natural gas. Following the completion of the construction of Taipa-Macau Peninsula Natural Gas Cross-sea Pipeline in 2023, the “MGM Natural Gas Conversion Completion Ceremony”, organized by MGM and supported by LCGHDA, was held in MGM MACAU earlier. During the ceremony, a sharing session named “Optimize Energy Structure and Achieve Dual Carbon Goals” was organized on-site, where speakers from various sectors shared insights into successful stories of low-carbon, energy-saving measures in Macau and the city’s roadmap to future green development.

Guests of honor attending the event included:

Tam Vai Man, Director of DSPA

Kenneth Feng, President and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited

Chen Weijun, Vice President of Nam Kwong (Group) Company Ltd

Sio Hon Pan, Curator of Macau Science Center 

Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM

Keith Lei, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Sustainability of MGM

Tang Zhaohui, General Manager of Nam Kwong Petroleum and Chemicals Co. Ltd. and Chairman of Macau City Gas Company Ltd

Che Seng Chi, General Manager of Macau City Gas Company Ltd

Wong Seng Fat, President of ASHRAE Macao Chapter — Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Lei Ka Hang, Vice Director of LCGHDA

Mak Hung Chan, Senior Technician of the Development and Management of the Energy Sector Department of DSPA

Chu Kar Kit, Engineer, and Professional Trainer of the Macau Science Center

Irene Wong, Senior Vice President of Public and Community Relations of MGM

Greg Meares, Vice President of Facilities Management of MGM

Mr. Kenneth Feng, President and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “MGM MACAU has become the first hotel on the Macau Peninsula to switch to natural gas usage, enabling us to further reduce carbon emission and head towards a safer and more efficient operation. Through using and promoting clean energy, MGM would like to set a green example within the industry, to drive solid contributions to the green transformation of Macau’s energy structure.”

According to Mak Hung Chan, Senior Technician of the Development and Management of the Energy Sector Department of DSPA, Macau SAR Government has formulated the “Macao Long-term Carbon Decarbonization Strategy”, which proposes to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and promotes the electricity and land transport sectors to achieve the overall target of near-zero emissions by 2050, including promoting green commuting and clean energy, etc., in order to reach the Nation’s “Dual Carbon” goals.

Mr. Tang Zhaohui, Chairman of Macau City Gas Company Ltd cast light on the status-quos of the city’s natural gas usage and construction, as well as the significance and challenges of MGM MACAU’s natural gas conversion project.

Besides, Chu Kar Kit, Engineer, and Professional Trainer of the Macau Science Center mentioned that integrated resorts should leverage their resources and technology to encourage SMEs to develop a low-carbon and environmental-friendly business model. He also introduced a series of advantages of natural gas, which in addition to lower carbon emissions compared to other fossil fuels, can improve energy efficiency and safety, as well as lower maintenance costs.

With the support of LCGHDA, the event witnessed MGM’s achievements and initiatives in adopting green energy and researching the application of renewable energy sources like solar energy. MGM stated that it will continue to play a leading role in the future and make forward-looking sustainability strategies in accordance with its corporate blueprint, and will continue to practice green operation, energy conservation and carbon reduction, to drive forward China’s progress in reaching the “dual-carbon” goal.

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